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Open Screenplay awarded Patent for Innovative Collaborative Authoring System

Open Screenplay awarded Patent for Innovative Collaborative Authoring System

Feb 18, 2020

Patent has far-reaching applications beyond screenplays in literature, academic texts, music and architectural designs

TORONTO, February 18, 2020 – Open Screenplay is proud to have successfully patented their innovative collaborative authoring system that provides a novel, fair, and meticulous approach to managing the creation of content by an unlimited number of contributors. The patent facilitates the collaboration of multiple authors on a single work, and provides a process for the selection of the best contributions

In an increasingly interconnected world, with a growing gig-economy sector, the patent provides a way for an unlimited group of people to provide their diverse contributions and create something coherent together. Although Open Screenplay currently utilizes this system on its online platform for screenplays, it can be used on many collaborative works ranging from essays, novels, textbooks to music and architectural designs

When advised of the news, founder and CEO of Open Screenplay, Khaled Sabawi had this to say: “Knowing how difficult it is to be awarded a software patent these days, I honestly did not expect to receive this patent, especially as a tech start-up. We knew we had developed something special and very disruptive especially towards industries where their product is the creative or intellectual work of a single author that has been allowed access to an exclusive walled-garden. Such industries must now compete with the awesome power of the collective and diverse minds of the people from across the globe with different background and perspectives. We set out to bring democracy and diversity to screenwriting, and now we can add a novel technology to that list. I am so humbled and grateful that the US Patent Office has granted me this patent. This is a huge win for Open Screenplay.”


About Open Screenplay

Open Screenplay, a free, first-of-its-kind online platform for screenwriters, was founded to provide access to writers struggling to break into the business by helping them create better stories through the platform’s proven story-writing process and tools. Open Screenplay is creating a global community, where members have the option to collaborate with writers around the world. Visit us at www.openscreenplay.com

Press Contact: Khaled Sabawi, Founder & CEO
Email: press@openscreenplay.com