A Proposal for a Defensive Patent License

Jennifer M. Urban

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

November 15, 2012

This is a draft op-ed for Wired, for purposes of discussion at Santa Clara University's November 16, 2012 conference,“Solutions to the Software Patent Problem.”

It is a very brief discussion of the argument presented in my paper with Jason Schultz, “Protecting Open Innovation: A New Approach to Patent Threats, Transaction Costs, and Tactical Disarmament,” forthcoming 26 Harvard Journal of Law and Technology __ (2012), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2040945.

Please do not cite or quote this draft. I look forward to talking with everyone at the conference about this idea!

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Date posted: November 20, 2012  

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Urban, Jennifer M., A Proposal for a Defensive Patent License (November 15, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2176398 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2176398

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