For Approval: Broad Institute Public License (BIPL)
andrew.wilson at intel.com
Fri Jul 14 19:39:02 UTC 2006
Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> IANAL, but it seems clear the patent claims *are* owned by MIT, though
> not controlled by them. Thus, they are unfortunately "owned or
> controlled" and would necessarily have to be granted. This is
> for cases where a company is an exclusive licensee, while MIT is the
> exclusive licensor.
The exact definition of Licensable in CDDL is
"means having the right to grant." If the Institute
has already granted exclusivity to a 3rd party,
seems to me that patent is not Licensable since
the Institute has no further rights to grant.
IANAL, etc., etc.
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