In several discussions about the EIP process, a concern has been raised about patent coverage.
Specifically, while the text of the EIP is contributed by the authors under CC0, this does not speak to whether or not they hold patents against it.
Do we need to add patent covenant language to the EIP process? Can we pay for a review and assistance from lawyers to help with this?
I have filed this in Github as #1840 to track it. Let’s use this thread for long form discussion and research.