Component/s: Intellectual Property
Section 6 of the JSPA (Special Patent Considerations) requires that all JCP members, even those who do not participate in the development of a JSR, grant essential patent rights to all licensees of that JSR.
This provision may be a barrier to corporate participation.
Could it even be enforced against individuals or their employers?
Should we keep it, or can we drop it?
Note: our current processes with regard to individuals (Exhibit B) mean that these broad grants are not made by individuals or their employers (Exhibit B refers to a specific JSR only.)