Maebius Quoted on Tech Giants’ Open COVID Pledge

21 April 2020 Law.com News
Partner Steve Maebius was quoted in a Law.com article, “Tech Giants Pledge Their IP to COVID-19 Fight,”  about some of the heavy hitters in tech that have pledged free use of their intellectual property to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Maebius said he applauds the so-called Open COVID effort, which he thinks will be especially beneficial for combinations of technologies supplied by different outfits. As an attorney whose practice includes licensing, though, he said the potential breadth of the “minimizing the impact of the disease” language might have given him some pause.