Twitter has recently announced that it plans on implementing an "Innovator's Patent Agreement" ("IPA") to, in part, give its employees more control over the company's patents and signal that it does not intend on launching offensive and onerous patent litigation of its own. This article polls three experts in patent law (including Louis Carbonneau and Mason Boswell) and asks for their thoughts on Twitter's IPA; the consensus seems to be that Twitter's stated purpose could be better accomplished by other means (and that other companies in fact utilize those means).
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Patent Experts Disassemble Twitter's Employee Patent Assignment