[pp.int.general] Protection for inventors
Rick Falkvinge (Piratpartiet)
rick at piratpartiet.se
Thu Sep 3 11:22:10 CEST 2009
> Most of the time, the one thing that an inventor needs is freedom from law
> suits and the possibility to put all the time he has into making products
> and finding a suitable business model.
> Old and big companies are typically prisoner's of their existing business
> models and that's why many times they cannot fully utlize new inventions.
> It is worth reading "Innovator's Dilemma" to get a better understanding of
> The biggest threat for most inventors does not come from old and big
> companies copying them, but them or someone else suing them for
> infringement (which not only is costly in money, but distracts the
> innovator into a non-productive legal case for many years in the time he
> should concentrate making the products happen).
The function patents fill in reality today is for the incumbent
companies in an industry to shut out new, innovative upstarts from the
industry. And kill people, when it comes to pharma patents.
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