Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 23:50 UTC, submitted by B. Janssen
Legal Well known judge Richard Posner scores another home run. "I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. To evaluate optimal patent protection for an invention, one has to consider both the cost of inventing and the cost of copying; the higher the ratio of the former to the latter, the greater the optimal patent protection for the inventor."
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RE[2]: Good read !
by Neolander on Thu 4th Oct 2012 06:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Good read !"
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That would be interesting indeed, but then how would development time and cost be measured ? From the light of the recent Apple vs Samsung events, I could well imagine some tech companies claiming that they have been playing with an idea for decades, and that the salaries of hundreds of wishfully thinking workers have funded this silent development.

Edited 2012-10-04 06:21 UTC

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