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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darknexus
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2008-07-15

Of course anyone can justify it, if they're making lots of money from it. Look where the money goes… to the lawyers. Of course they would want this to continue, seeing as how they're getting rich off of it.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Technical innovation is better than lawyers for a country ?

If companies in your country create good innovations/products they'll be able to export their products.

And lawyers are just good for the local economy ?

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Technical innovation is better than lawyers for a country ?

If companies in your country create good innovations/products they'll be able to export their products.

And lawyers are just good for the local economy ?

You're flawed assumption is that said lawyers care what happens to their economy. They don't, at least not until it actually hits them. Most people are in it for the moment and live only for now. So long as they have what they want right now, they're content. It's the same with most politicians when you come right down to it. I don't agree with it myself, but that's how most humans think.

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