My alternative busines model
Xavi Drudis Ferran
xdrudis at tinet.org
Sat Dec 7 11:37:55 UTC 2002
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El Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 03:38:17PM +0100, xdrudis deia:
> El Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 11:55:24PM +0100, Niall Douglas deia:
> > I agree to an extent. I still feel patents /can/ do more good than
> > harm ie; the original idea is sound. Patents should in theory be anti-
> > monopoly because they permit fresh blood to break the big competitor
> > with an innovative new product. The short lifespan of patents
> > prevents a monopoly preventing competition by generic clones.
> Maybe. I only know they're bad for software. For other fields,
> I think the professionals on those fields should say.
> > The original thought on patents was that they were supposed to be
> > cheap. Since their price has escalated and escalated where it can now
> > be 20,000 euro for a single patent in the US. Again, that's fine for
> > big corporations but useless for small startups.
> Much more so in Europe.
> The EPO advertises an average European Patent for 29800 EUR
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