Is foam TCR an intellectual property?


Was thinking about this and had no clue. There is a scenario when FOAM TCR could be very useful for other companies who make profit from this and FOAM cartographers can’t get rewarded for their contributions to the TCR. I was thinking, maybe cartographers collectively should be the owners of this intellectual property. They input quality work but the output they get back is very vague. If some company wants to use FOAM TCR, they should pay royalties to cartographers. Is there any cons to this model?