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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Comment by M.Onty
by M.Onty on Fri 6th Jul 2012 10:38 UTC
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Plenty of good ideas, some that need work, some that overreach.

I get the general impression that your anger about the software patents situation has made you go harder on hardware patents than needs be.

One example; if you abolish software patents, severely limit patent's lifespans (though it needs to be a lot more discretionary than five years. Many inventions won't have paid for themselves during that time), and make the bar far higher for getting patents in the first place, you really don't need to make patents the untranferable property of one or two individuals.

What drugs company is going to pump millions of dollars of research into developing a miracle cure only for one of the three dozen people who worked on it to get all rights to it?

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