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 February 28, 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, February 28, 2014
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
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.
The DPL represents an important answer to the fundamental problems with the patent system.