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Web pioneer warns of patent licensing royalty threat

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Web pioneer warns of patent licensing royalty threat

Speaking at the Emerging Technologies Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday, World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee said royalty-free standards are key to advancing the online world.

Berners-Lee, director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), told several hundred attendees at the MIT conference that it’s “very important” that everyone involved makes sure the Web is not “tripped up by software patents.”

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