As many of you know, HomeSafe owns the patents for using infrared cameras on home inspections. InterNACHI has been in a legal battle with them for some time. An update is available here: https://www.nachi.org/forum/f14/international-association-certified-home-inspectors-continues-fight-inspectors-homesafe-infrared-litigation-113844/
Anyway, it appears these lawsuits and counter-lawsuits will wrap up by May of 2017 unless a settlement is reached in which case, even earlier. InterNACHI is only going to settle if HomeSafe relinquishes the patents to InterNACHI. It is a condition of us dropping our lawsuits against the owner of HomeSafe (the Judge ruled that we were free to sue the owner personally).
If we get ownership of the patents, and I think we will… I, on behalf of InterNACHI, am hereby publicly promising to make the patents public domain.