The Patent Policy Activity's goal is to enable W3C to implement and successfully operate the W3C Patent Policy, put into place in February 2004. While the work of developing and implementing the Patent Policy is complete, we believe that it is important that the W3C community have an organized way to monitor application of the Policy as well as remain informed about relevant development in the legal and standards environment.

The primary work in the Activity is carried out by the Patent and Standards Interest Group.

The Patent and Standards Interest Group

The Patent and Standards Interest Group (PSIG) is a forum for W3C Members and Invited Experts to discuss policy issues regarding the implementation of the W3C Patent Policy as well as new Patent-related questions that arise which require action or attention from the W3C Membership. More information may be found on the PSIG Homepage.