The technology giant Google has proposed to put an end, or at least trying, continuous “wars” by patents that often starring the technology landscape and that sometimes they can be a brake on innovation. And so you just present PAX, a new initiative of licensing of patents for Android based on the sharing and collaboration.
As technology grows, also make it the wars of patents that sometimes linger for years and years in the courts. For granted that patents are incredibly important but also can become an obstacle to innovation when abused them or misuse them is made. Google has understood this in such a way that, in an effort to promote the open nature of Android, he has presented PAX, a patent licensing initiative focused on “patent peace”.
Google PAX is collaboration, Exchange and peace
In essence, the patent system is designed to help most innovative minds to protect their ideas however, on occasions, patent abuse or drug abuse can be a brake on progress, and even lead to dangerous monopolies. Google has been proposed, at least reduce this problem as much as possible and to this end has launched PAX, a platform of patent licensing that is focused on cooperation and Exchange rather than in endless legal battles.
For those who are unfamiliar with it, the term Pax from latin and its meaning is “peace”; many of you I sound by the famous “pax romana”, and it is based the PAX platform from Google, designed to bring together all those involved in the ecosystem of the operating system Android mobile so its members to invest their resources to generate new ideas, and not in patent lawsuits.
In latin, the word pax means “peace”. In the world of intellectual property, often patented peace coincides with innovation and healthy competition that benefits consumers. It is hoping such benefits that we are announcing our latest patent licensing initiative focused on the peace of patents, which we call PAX.
Today, part of PAX firms Google, Samsung, LG, Foxconn, HMD, HTC, Coolpad, BQ and Allview, with a total of more than 230,000 patent. However, to be more popular, Google hopes to attract more members.
These are the first members that PAX comes to light
Mutual royalty-free patent licenses
So, PAX is the last effort of the search engine giant to bring authentic and healthy competition to the panorama of innovation; PAX is a low platform, free and open to any person and institution whose umbrella Google says that “members grant each other patent licenses free of rights covering Android and Google applications in qualified devices”.
Under PAX, members grant each other patent licenses free of rights covering Android and Google applications in qualified devices. This coordination centre community-driven, developed together with our partners of Android, ensures that innovation and the choice of the consumer – not the threats of patent – will remain the main drivers of our Android ecosystem. PAX is free to join and open to anyone.
The “open” nature of Android as key to its growth
Currently, the operating system Android is distributed through open source licenses, allowing that anyone can use it free of charge. This openness has facilitated and promoted that the Android ecosystem has grown to include “more than 400 manufacturers and 500 operators that have produced more than 4,000 important devices in the past year with a staggering 1.6 billion active users”. Therefore, from Google are convinced that “PAX will further expand the opening of Android […]” promoting the peace of patents”and granting the manufacturers even more freedom to innovate.
Do you think this new initiative? Do you think that you could put an end to the eternal conflicts of patents?