Intellectual Property Rights

OGC’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy helps minimize the possibility of inadvertent infringement of the IPR of Members and third parties using or implementing any OGC Standards. OGC’s IPR policies reflect the mainstream of current standard-setting best practices.

The revised Intellectual Property Rights Policy of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc., dated 19 December 2008 went into effect on 12 April 2009. This document includes the Submission of Technology Form.


IPR Frequently Asked Questions provide clarification on OGC’s IPR policy.