My alternative busines model

Xavi Drudis Ferran xdrudis at
Sat Dec 7 11:37:55 UTC 2002

I'm sorry for the repeated mails, but some configurations
errors in this computer I borrowed caused mails to 
be lost or sent from the wrong address. 

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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