Subject: Re: For Approval: Broad Institute Public License (BIPL)
From: Matthew Flaschen <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 15:30:29 -0400

Lawrence Rosen wrote:
> So does the OSL/AFL. It only grants patent claims that are "owned or
> controlled by the Licensor." I believe that's typical language for most
> modern open source licenses.
> /Larry

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 intended 
for cases where a company is an exclusive licensee, while MIT is the 
exclusive licensor.

Matthew Flaschen