Linked by Dmitrij D. Czarkoff on Fri 31st Aug 2007 08:54 UTC
Editorial This article is an answer to "Competition Is Not Good" by Kroc and reading it wouldn't be comfortable without switching to and from the original article. I wrote it just because I do strongly disagree with Kroc and I believe I can prove that he is not as close to truth as it may seem from the first glance.
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by TemporalBeing on Fri 31st Aug 2007 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE"
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Patent rights are valid for 30 years. Still, that's much more then the idea's lifecycle in IT world.

30? last I knew for the U.S. it was 14, with option to renew once - a total of 28 years if renewed.

Don't know what the rest of the world is at though.

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