[News] Forbes on Making a Living from 'Intellectual Monopolies' (i.e. Doing Nothing)

[News] Forbes on Making a Living from 'Intellectual Monopolies' (i.e. Doing Nothing)

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 18:25:08


Patenting For Profits

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| Managing technology patents is becoming a science in itself. IBM, for
| example, consistently one of the global leaders in patent filings, recently
| filed an application to create a unique system for protecting its patents.
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Related:

What Does "IP" Really Mean?

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| For readers of Linux Journal, "IP" almost certainly refers to the Internet
| Protocol, part of the TCP/IP suite that underpins the Internet. But to most
| people, if it means anything, "IP" refers to something known as "intellectual
| property". This widespread recognition is rather curious,
| because "intellectual property" does not exist.
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A Patent Lie

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| Microsoft sang a very different tune in 1991. In a memo to his
| senior executives, Bill Gates wrote, "If people had understood how
| patents would be granted when most of today's ideas were invented,
| and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete
| standstill today." Mr. Gates worried that "some large company will
| patent some obvious thing" and use the patent to "take as much of
| our profits as they want."
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| ...Thanks to Mr. Gates, we now know that an open Internet with protocols
| anyone can implement is communism...
|
| ...Mr. Gates' secret is out now--he too was a "communist;" he, too,
| recognized that software patents were harmful-until Microsoft
| became one of these giants...
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Big businesses boast of patent benefits, for small businesses

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| A report published by an EU task force on intellectual property claims
| that small businesses benefit from a patent system, despite lacking
| almost any participation by the small business community.
|
| Instead, the report, titled IPR (intellectual property rights) for
| competitiveness and innovation, was written up almost entirely by
| large corporations and the patent industry.
|
| [...]
|
| The report does note objections from the likes of patentfrei.de and
| Sun Microsystems, which were recorded at some length in the report.
| But this does not appear to have impacted the conclusion of the
| report in any way
|
| [...]
|
| Jean-Pierre Laisne, of ObjectWeb, an open source software community,
| said that he found the report useless: participants were told that
| all their contributions would be recorded but at the end only
| those of Business Software Alliance and Microsoft were used.
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