Patent Liability Insurance

Dave Crossland dave at
Mon May 14 22:25:22 UTC 2007

On 14/05/07, Marc Whipple <MWhipple at> wrote:
> >The cost of defending a patent infringement suit could put
> >many open-source projects out of existence.  Are there inexpensive ways
> >open-source projects can mitigate the risk of inadvertently infringing
> > a third-party patent?
> That depends on your definition of inexpensive. For garage inventors (or
> home-office programmers, if you prefer,) the answer is, sadly, "Probably
> not."

You may find of use :-)


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