Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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RE[3]: Misunderstanding
by zima on Tue 10th Jul 2012 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Misunderstanding"
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The purpose of the patent is disclosure of technique or technology under the promise that only the inventor will get to use it for a limited time. When you say it's to protect IP of the inventor, you are missing the point of the whole idea of patents and their historical significance.

Essentially to dismantle the guilds of old times, and their secretive ways? (and the possible stagnation they brought; so destroying it was overall very much a good thing)

There does seem to be curious overlap WRT to decline of old-style guilds, introduction of patent laws, and later industrial revolution.

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