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]: Comment by LighthouseJ
by LighthouseJ on Fri 6th Jul 2012 16:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by LighthouseJ"
LighthouseJ
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2009-06-18

I'm not sure I understand your "McDonalds" scenario.

If you do get an idea for a new device and don't want to give it up to the company, you can setup a Trust and assign the idea to the trust as a separate legal entity from yourself. That way, the trust is what owns the idea and then patents the device, and not you who signed the legally-binding agreement.

I ran into a patent attorney who said that there were ways around such existing common legal agreements.

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