Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 09:24 UTC
Legal The failing US patent system is getting ever more mainstream - The New York Times is running a long and details piece on the failings of the system, especially in relation to the technology industry most of us hold so dearly. Most of the stuff in there isn't new to us - but there's two things in the article I want to highlight.
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Beyond frontiers
by Treza on Mon 8th Oct 2012 11:04 UTC
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This nonsense will probably end when the USA realize that all these pointless patents are about to be invalidated/ignored by a quite big country with immense manufacturing capacity and non negative GDP growth.

Not only this money spent in court is not spent innovating, but the mere principle of patents, exposing ideas, will be challenged by the concept of keeping industrial secrets. If you can't prevent copying, you'd better delay when competitors figure out your technology.

Apple is good at both patenting and keeping secrets.

(There is a long story of invention copying between countries, for example paper, silk, pasta...)

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RE: Beyond frontiers
by JAlexoid on Mon 8th Oct 2012 11:40 in reply to "Beyond frontiers"
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PS: Not pasta, but specifically noodles(aka spaghetti).

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RE: Beyond frontiers
by adkilla on Tue 9th Oct 2012 11:49 in reply to "Beyond frontiers"
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"But we are Americans. We don't quit just because we're wrong, we keep doing the wrong thing till it turns out right."
- Ed Wuncler, The Boondocks (Season 3, Episode 3)

Edited 2012-10-09 11:49 UTC

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