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[2]: Misunderstanding
by JAlexoid on Fri 6th Jul 2012 12:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Misunderstanding"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

That is where I disagree and I disagree based on the history of patents. It is very sad that, you , as a patent examiner don't seem to know why patents were created.

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.

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RE[3]: Misunderstanding
by tomcat on Sat 7th Jul 2012 15:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Misunderstanding"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

That is where I disagree and I disagree based on the history of patents. It is very sad that, you , as a patent examiner don't seem to know why patents were created.

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.


Sorry, but you left out a few details. Disclosure, certainly, but not permission to use the invention before a reasonable period of time and/or unless somebody licenses the patent from the holder. We can argue about what a reasonable time period is, but those are the particulars.

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RE[3]: Misunderstanding
by pjafrombbay on Mon 9th Jul 2012 07:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Misunderstanding"
pjafrombbay Member since:
2005-07-31

... It is very sad that, you , as a patent examiner don't seem to know why patents were created...


I bow to your superior knowledge. After all its me who is the qualified Patent Examiner - what would I know?

Regards,
Peter

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RE[4]: Misunderstanding
by fretinator on Mon 9th Jul 2012 19:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Misunderstanding"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I think the misunderstanding is between the original purpose of Patents (as stated elsewhere), and the actual practice of patents today. I would agree with your assessment of how patents are viewed and used today. Obviously you would know! The arguments is whether or not the current practice matches the orginal intent.

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RE[3]: Misunderstanding
by zima on Tue 10th Jul 2012 18:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Misunderstanding"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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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