Tuesday April 17, 2012

Twitter's New Patent Pledge: First, Do No Evil

I know, I know, companies say "do no evil" so often that it doesn't mean jack squat anymore but I do like the idea of not using patents to block innovation.

The pledge, which could become a kind of Hippocratic Oath for tech companies with patents, gives Twitter employees more control over their inventions -- and, most importantly, promises that the patents will only be used for defensive purposes, not to block other companies from innovating.