[Ilugc] Some good news.....
lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Sat Jun 26 11:08:44 IST 2010
On Saturday 26 June 2010 09:06:31 steve wrote:
> Patents inherently are not *bad*. In fact, they are required in mechanical
> related industries to protect and nurture innovation.
there is no proof for this statement - it is just a misapprehension - patents
are bad because they hinder development, and this is true in all fields of
endeavour. In the old old days, one had to employ a lawyer because only
lawyers were allowed to know the law. Nowadays knowledge of law is open - but
strangely enough people still employ lawyers - and there is constant
innovation among lawyers. Imagine a lawyer who finds a loophole in the law,
patenting the use of the loophole and preventing others from using them
without a fee.
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