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IBM, Microsoft, ARM, BAE Systems, Shazam, Patent Properties, Conversant, and Finjan back ORoPO — the Open Register of Patent Ownership
This week, a group of leaders in intellectual property and open data launched the world’s first Open Register of Patent Ownership (ORoPO). The organizations were united in a common goal — to achieve greater transparency around patent ownership on a global scale. ORoPO provides an open data register of patents, accessible to all at no cost, and offers a simple solution to significant problems with the accuracy of current patent ownership records. It already includes details of patents owned by its founder members — IBM, Microsoft, ARM, BAE Systems, Shazam, Patent Properties, Conversant, and Finjan.