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Backed 'Wink' Initiative, Quirky Contributors to Gain Access to Thousands of Patents

April 11, 2013 8:38 PM
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Backed 'Wink' Initiative, Quirky Contributors to Gain Access to Thousands of Patents

Starting next month, Quirky contributors are going to be able to pick a lot more than each others' brains: When the Quirky Inspiration Platform launches in May, contributors will suddenly be able to access thousands of GE-owned patents and technologies that they can freely integrate into their designs.

The spin is that "GE will open thousands of its most promising patents and new technologies"—i.e. the ones we're not currently using—"to the Quirky community for the development of new consumer products." New designs created through the partnership will fall under the Quirky/GE co-brand "Wink: Insta...

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