Subject: Re: For Approval: Broad Institute Public License (BIPL)
From: Karin Rivard <rivard@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 18:42:44 -0400
Wed, 18 Oct 2006 18:42:44 -0400
We can definitely consider that. Thanks.

At 03:00 PM 10/18/2006, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>That still allows MIT to deliberately provide an exclusive license 
>for technologies implemented in BIPL code, as long as the express 
>purpose is something other than pursuing BIPL licensees.  There are 
>still other possible purposes, such as revenue for MIT.
>
>I think "Notwithstanding the foregoing, Initial Contributor shall 
>not knowingly exclusively license the Patent Claims" would be better.
>
>Matthew Flaschen
>
>Karin Rivard wrote:
>This language
>>would replace the current 2.1 in the attached license agreement.
>>     "2.1   Subject to third party intellectual property claims, the
>>     Initial Developer hereby grants You, as of the Effective Date, a
>>     world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license:
>>     (a) under intellectual property rights (other than patent or
>>     trademark) Licensable by Initial Developer, to run, reproduce,
>>     modify, display, perform, sublicense, and distribute the Original
>>     Code (or portions thereof) with or without Modifications, and/or as
>>     part of a Larger Work; and
>>     (b) under Patent Claims Licensable by Initial Developer that are
>>     infringed by the exercise of the license granted under Section
>>     2.1(a), and solely to the extent necessary to exercise the license
>>     granted under Section 2.1(a), to make, use, sell, offer for sale, or
>>     import the Original Code (or portions thereof) with or without
>>     Modifications, and/or as part of a Larger Work.  The license granted
>>     in this subsection shall be limited and superseded from time to time
>>     by any exclusive licenses in such Patent Claims granted by Initial
>>     Developer to third parties after the date of this license grant to
>>     You.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Initial Contributor shall not
>>     exclusively license the Patent Claims for the express purpose of
>>     pursuing Contributors to, distributors of, or users of the Covered
>>     Code."
>>Thank you.
>>--Karin
>>__________________________________________________
>>Karin K. Rivard, Asst. Director and Counsel
>>MIT Technology Licensing Office, Room NE25-230
>>Five Cambridge Center, Kendall Square
>>Cambridge, MA 02142
>>Phone:  (617) 253-6966; Fax: (617) 258-6790
>>Email:  rivard@mit.edu

__________________________________________________
Karin K. Rivard, Asst. Director and Counsel
MIT Technology Licensing Office, Room NE25-230
Five Cambridge Center, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone:  (617) 253-6966; Fax: (617) 258-6790
Email:  rivard@mit.edu


We can definitely consider that. Thanks.

At 03:00 PM 10/18/2006, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
That still allows MIT to deliberately provide an exclusive license for technologies implemented in BIPL code, as long as the express purpose is something other than pursuing BIPL licensees.  There are still other possible purposes, such as revenue for MIT.

I think "Notwithstanding the foregoing, Initial Contributor shall not knowingly exclusively license the Patent Claims" would be better.

Matthew Flaschen

Karin Rivard wrote:
This language
would replace the current 2.1 in the attached license agreement.
    "2.1   Subject to third party intellectual property claims, the
    Initial Developer hereby grants You, as of the Effective Date, a
    world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license:
    (a) under intellectual property rights (other than patent or
    trademark) Licensable by Initial Developer, to run, reproduce,
    modify, display, perform, sublicense, and distribute the Original
    Code (or portions thereof) with or without Modifications, and/or as
    part of a Larger Work; and
    (b) under Patent Claims Licensable by Initial Developer that are
    infringed by the exercise of the license granted under Section
    2.1(a), and solely to the extent necessary to exercise the license
    granted under Section 2.1(a), to make, use, sell, offer for sale, or
    import the Original Code (or portions thereof) with or without
    Modifications, and/or as part of a Larger Work.  The license granted
    in this subsection shall be limited and superseded from time to time
    by any exclusive licenses in such Patent Claims granted by Initial
    Developer to third parties after the date of this license grant to
    You.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Initial Contributor shall not
    exclusively license the Patent Claims for the express purpose of
    pursuing Contributors to, distributors of, or users of the Covered
    Code."
Thank you.
--Karin
__________________________________________________
Karin K. Rivard, Asst. Director and Counsel
MIT Technology Licensing Office, Room NE25-230
Five Cambridge Center, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone:  (617) 253-6966; Fax: (617) 258-6790
Email:  rivard@mit.edu

__________________________________________________
Karin K. Rivard, Asst. Director and Counsel
MIT Technology Licensing Office, Room NE25-230
Five Cambridge Center, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone:  (617) 253-6966; Fax: (617) 258-6790
Email:  rivard@mit.edu