React, Facebook, and the Revocable Patent License. Why It’s a Paper 🐯.
Dennis Walsh
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Could this also be a paper tiger because it effectively asserts that FB has the right to infringe on the patents of any company that uses React? Can FB legally grant itself the right to infringe on other’s patents? Or would this be treated as granting FB a license to all of a company’s patents in exchange for the right for the company to use React? If it’s this latter case, they’re certainly stating this in a roundabout, possibly deceptive way.

Also notice that this FB public statement asserts that the license applies to “frivolous lawsuits.” Could one argue that a lawsuit is not frivolous and therefore does not rescind the React license?

https://code.facebook.com/posts/112130496157735/explaining-react-s-license/

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