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Re: License Dilemma

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: License Dilemma
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 20:11:58 +0100
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"Dmitry V. Gorbatovsky" <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> "Dmitry V. Gorbatovsky" <> writes:
>>> John Hasler wrote:
>>>> Then keep it secret.
>>> It is indeed possible.
>>> And I can sell just results of using it.
>>> But let me remind you , that all point of patent law is to give
>>> society new ideas and possibilities to create further innovations
>>> based on openly available knowledge, while protecting the rights of
>>> people who share their secrets.
>> Uh, no, not the rights.  Their billfolds.  The whole point of patents
>> is to make innovation _pay_ _off_, nothing else.  
> Sorry , but that part just plane demagogy.

Calling this "demagogy" is plain stupidity.  Patent jurisdiction is
about recompensation.  The right a patent holder gains in the
patenting process is the time-limited right to bill others for
recognizable uses of his patent, nothing else.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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