‘Introducing the Innovator’s Patent Agreement’

Adam Messinger, VP of Engineering at Twitter:

The IPA is a new way to do patent assignment that keeps control in the hands of engineers and designers. It is a commitment from Twitter to our employees that patents can only be used for defensive purposes. We will not use the patents from employees’ inventions in offensive litigation without their permission.

Interesting.

Originally posted for members on: April 17, 2012
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