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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 these actors from patenting open technologies and pulling them out of public use. It's a way for patents to be used for good, and support innovators instead of threatening them.

The DPL will officially launch in November 2014 - more information coming soon!

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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