Patents related to OCC

How many patents are there related to OCC?

sun

gpsunjp's picture

Do you take notice of following license?
So if you use OCC within commercial environments, you will meet the problem to infringe the patents which there are in OCC.

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Open CASCADE Technology Public License is LGPL-like with certain differences. You are permitted to use Open CASCADE Technology within commercial environments.

It is not the purpose of this license to induce you to infringe any patents...

Forum supervisor's picture

Dear Sun,

I am no much expert in legal issues but I don't see the real cause/consequence logic in "if you use OCC within commercial environments, you will ... infringe the patents". Neither do I see a problem in the license quotation "it is not the purpose of this license to induce you to infringe any patents...". The real sense is in the same sentence "this license has the sole purpose of protecting the integrity of the free software...".

In any case, I'm not aware of any patents issues our customers or user s had with Open CASCADE Technology use for many years.

Best regards,
Forum supervisor