Bloomberg Law
March 27, 2020, 9:52 PM

Scientists, Lawyers Create Coronavirus IP Pledge

Matthew Bultman
Matthew Bultman

A group of scientists and lawyers are starting a new intellectual property pledge, hoping to spur companies and universities to release their IP in the fight against the coronavirus.

The project, “Open COVID Pledge,” which is set to be publicly rolled out March 30, aims is to boost cooperation and make IP widely available to end the coronavirus pandemic.

“The end goal is to get this IP released and usable by as many people as possible,” Jorge Contreras, a law professor at the University of Utah, said.

Under the pledge, companies and universities would give free licenses to their patents, ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.