Keep Technology Open For All

Protect freedom-to-operate by easily placing your ideas, methods, and findings in the public domain.

How the PDC works


We make it simple!
The PDC guides you step by step through publishing an enabling disclosure of your ideas, methods or findings.

Immediate Publication
Your PDC contribution qualifies as prior art immediately upon publication.

Meet All Requirements
It is date-stamped and contains sufficient detail for others skilled in the area to use your ideas, methods or findings.

Free For All
PDC prevents others from obtaining a patent on the same ideas, methods or findings and helps build and safeguard the public domain for all to use.

What you can expect with the PDC

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