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Join the Digital Link Smart Pool as a Member where the cost and time to achieve freedom to innovate is dramatically lower than 1-to-1 licensing, joining other pools, or ignoring the IP-related issues and risks

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Enhance your digital link IP portfolio
Access the licenses to 41 digital link patents
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Build on fundamental technology
By gaining freedom to innovate, your company can build on the Founders’ fundamental technology, meaning you save on resources and development time
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Mitigate risk
Dramatically reduce risk and deter patent abuse by innovating with Founders’ existing technologies under a license
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Digital Link Smart
Pool Founders

Join the Digital Link Smart Pool as a Founder so you can enable the adoption of digital link technology by contributing the rights to license your patents—without granting ownership—while generating a fair ROI

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Monetize patents in your portfolio
Gain 90% of the revenue generated from the pool
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Encourage adoption of your technology offering
Use your IP to make the commercial opportunities more significant for everyone – it is not a zero-sum game
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Get a fair return on your IP investment
Unlock a new revenue stream at no additional cost

Widespread adoption of a standard is only possible with the involvement and commitment of standards bodies, industry partners, manufacturers and intellectual property rights holders. Based on several relevant patents, the Digital Link Smart Pool offers a unique framework in the field of interactive packaging – not only granting the freedom to operate but also offering defensive benefits to protect brand owners

Laurent Tonnelier, President
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We are elated to become a Founder of IPwe’s Digital Link Smart Pool. This new venture, using our most relevant patents, together with MOBILEAD, will facilitate access to the brand ecosystem, enabling SMEs and enterprises to secure QR Code reading with the most efficient digital technology from ATT

Jérôme Pichot, Founder
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Founder Pricing
There is no cost for Founders to start a Smart Pool. In fact, 90% of revenue generated from the Smart Pool goes to Founders

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Pool Member Pricing

Digital Link Smart Pool Members pay a yearly subscription, scaling from $100 (< $1M in revenue) to $150,000 ( > $10B in revenue)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need IP if I use a GS1 Digital Link?

GS1 1.2 Disclaimer states: “implementation of one or more features of this Specification may be the subject of a patent or other intellectual property right.” Therefore, the Digital Link Smart Pool uniquely offers a legal framework and access to protected innovation

Why does my company need freedom to innovate?

Without freedom to innovate, your commercial product line may be infringing on another’s IP rights, meaning making or selling your product puts your company at risk

Do I have to contribute my own patents to join as a Member?

No, the licenses to patents are provided by the Founders only. There is a thorough screening before this to ensure all patents contributed are high quality and worth inclusion in the Smart Pool

I heard other patent pools do not allow patent owners to take patents they contributed/pledged with them when they leave the patent pool. Is that true here?

No, IPwe is unique in this respect. IPwe’s Smart Pools allow Founders to take their patents with them if they decide to leave the Smart Pool. Therefore, there is no risk to the Founders.

How does 'blockchain’ technology power Smart Pools?

Each patent on our platform is tokenized as an IPwe Digital Asset to streamline the licensing process, cutting costs and time for all parties involved

Are there additional costs?

IPwe's Smart Pools have been designed to be simple and hassle-free. We provide a blanket license without hidden fees to all patents available in the pool, taking away the need to seek additional licenses and the related costs

Is there an exit fee?

No, we want our early adopters to understand the value of our platform without the pressure of committing to fees further down the line

Does the Digital Link Smart Pool require exclusivity from other patent pools?

No, IPwe's mission is to promote and encourage innovation with cutting-edge technologies so business leaders can better manage intangible assets. We provide the best means to promote innovation but will not set out further obstacles with an exclusivity requirement