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  • Dec 8th, 2016 @ 9:51am

    Patents hurt the public and society more they then help

    Your position is based on conventional wisdom, which has been proven in reality, time and time again, to be completely false and misleading--actually corruptive to society.

    We do not need to encourage people and business entities to publish their inventions in patent form. In fact when they do so it becomes harmful.

    When they do publish them in patent form they become mine fields such that anything created must be continually vetted through this complex minefield. It is basically impossible to know, during creation, that you may have tripped a mine and will be sued. In effect patents prevent the free use of knowledge and discovery of invention in ways that were never intended. They make the public suffer at the hands of the few. A corrupt system at the very core.

    The net effect is that patents prevent and stifle innovation and improvements in art and science. They do the exact opposite of what they were originally intended to do.

    Seriously do you search anything in the patent system before you go about trying to create something? The patent system is a broken mess and needs to be abolished completely. It is there only to line the pockets of the few at the expense of the masses. Legalized corruption in action.

  • Dec 1st, 2016 @ 10:48am

    What about Hillary's lies?

    It would be more interesting to read Hillary and Podesta emails and expose the lies of what she told the public from that perspective. You would have a much longer list indeed.

    ...And those lies would be "bigly" lies. LOL!

  • Dec 1st, 2016 @ 10:42am

    They may be dreaming but...

    They may be dreaming, but it looks like only a wet dream.

    There were several very large mega-mergers of tech and communication corporations with media corporations under the Bill Clinton administration. It was Bill's crowning achievement while serving as POTUS. I doubt anything during Trump administration will hold a candle to these.

    And alternatively Trump does not seem to be such a pushover in allowing these large mega-mergers.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-trump-merger-attitude-20161109-story.html

  • Dec 1st, 2016 @ 10:30am

    Patents should be abolished completely

    Patents do nothing to advance innovation. Patents drive up costs of goods a services and encumber advances in science and arts, and innovation. They enrich corporations at the broad expense of the public.

    Patents effectively work to help create a servitude society. They do exactly the opposite of what they were intended to do. They should be completely abolished. All of them!

    Patents and for-profit insurance entities are the primary causes of rampantly rising healthcare costs of goods and services.

  • Dec 1st, 2016 @ 9:59am

    Re:

    I believe they would be unable to enforce their patent against historically practicing entities, such as youtube, cnn, fox, etc...

    But then for any business or person that tries to implement after the patent had issued, that may be another story. They would probably just pay the extortion fees if they were a smaller entity. Larger entities may take the time and money to fight it.

    This is perfect example of why we do not need a patent system at all. Trade secret, copyright, and trademark, are quite enough for protection of business and person.

    Patents drive up costs of goods a services and encumber advances in science and arts. They enrich corporations at the expense of the public. They effectively work to help create a servitude society. They do exactly the opposite of what they were intended to do. They should be completely abolished. All of them!

    Patents and for-profit insurance entities are the primary causes of rampantly rising healthcare costs of goods and services.

  • May 29th, 2009 @ 2:55pm

    another reason software patents are absurd

    It is sad to see this type of behavior. How does this advance society as a whole? Just more legal flotsom and jetsom that get in the way of progress. When will our representatives stop pandering to greedy corporate interests and do what is best for society. Kill the software patents for heaven's sake!

  • May 29th, 2009 @ 2:50pm

    Re: Notepad is forbidden

    No, Notepad is not permitted. You can edit it only if you use edlin or maybe vi. :)