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Troll Proofed. Innovation Protected.

The Defensive Patent License (DPL) is a new legal mechanism to protect innovators by networking patents into powerful, mutually-beneficial legal shields that are 100% committed to defending innovation – no bullies, trolls, or other leeches allowed. It also helps prevent evildoers from patenting open technologies and pulling them out of the public domain. We think it's a great way for patents to be used for good, and not evil.

The DPL will officially launch on November 7, 2014! The DPL Launch Conference will focus on innovative private-ordering solutions to address the patent threat issue - and will feature and officially launch the DPL.

DPL Launch Conference
Friday, November 7, 2014
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Click here for more information on the DPL Launch Conference

Click here to register to attend the DPL Launch Conference

Dig Into the Details

The Defensive Patent License has reached 1.0! Learn more about the license, download it, and find out about the DPL Community:

Join the Discussion

We've brought together a group of the top minds from legal academia, firm practice, in-house to debate the DPL.

  • DPL Birthday Party
    Revealing the DPL 1.0 and starting the DPL community.
  • Jennifer Urban
    Giving control back to inventors who believe in promoting innovation rather than litigation is an important step in curbing patent abuses.
  • Julie Samuels
    The DPL represents an important answer to the fundamental problems with the patent system.

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