Originally posted by schuyler
Right. You don't have a patent, everyone else in this has wanted to get rich, but only you want to get rich and, umm, save the world. What's the
difference between you and the other guys, then? A PATENT means you own the idea for X number of years and no one else can use it. So you want to use
the legal system to lock up a technology that will free the world?
Bad night to question... I'm on a roll in all my threads... Anywho... A patent is the assurance that I don't get Tesla'd by the likes of GM, Ford,
GE or whoever feels that it should be supressed/their sole property.
A patent is a guarantee that when I have the funds, or investors are found that I will be able to produce my product and reap the benefits of that
product. You see I'm not a rich man... I have bills, a mortgage, and a 2 year old son. I'm not going to forget my family at the possible
benefit of the world.
Your claim that a patent means no one else can use my idea is LUDICROUS!
All that a patent means is that if GE steals MY idea I can take legal recourse against them. To release a patent for free and public use (after
selling it to the corporations that also need to utilize some form of energy to continue to operate) I can then release the patent for ANYONE TO
USE... The only thing is that if you break the terms of the public access to this product (i.e. selling it for more than the cost of production) I
will sue your pants off.
Whoa! If you DO have this energy technology that will free the world and make things all better, it would seem to me that giving the idea away, making
sure everyone had copies so it couldn't be suppressed, publishing it in thousands of places on the Internet, would 'ensure your child's future'
and everyone else's as well.
Right... and after I have the patent, and have made a small profit off of the oil barons who run our country our society will reap the benefits by a
full release on the understanding that this product is not for the purpose of profit.
Yes I should be the ONLY person to profit from this invention because it is MY idea. Now if you add a new feature to my patented Item you are more
than free to patent it, and make your money... but no one else will STEAL my IDEAS. To take without permission is theft. To take what is given is
For the sake of argument let us assume everything you say about this device is true, thus earning you a Nobel Prize at the very least. Sitting on it
because you don't have a patent to lock in your profits does not strike me as particularly benificient nor humanitarian.
To be honest I'm not interested in recognition. But IF I have a multi million dollar Idea... I expect to receive payment accordingly. To expect me
to put the world before my family (who is in NO way rich or well off) is ignorant of you to say the least. But hell if you feel like working for free
go right ahead. I for one expect to be rewarded for my labor. There is nothing inhumane about ensuring your own survival before others. It is human
Lastly the tone of your post proves you ignored the basic statement of my entire post.
Magnetics and electricity are tied together by the laws of physics. Utilizing this tie is one of the keys to our energy problems. It is also the key
to my idea.
frankly... its people with negative attitudes like yours that keep the blue collar workers with good ideas down. Necessity is the mother of
invention.. such and such.
I bet you would have laughed at Simon Gray 11 years ago when he was telling you about his lame website idea... Then you would have judged him for
wanting to profit off of this idea... wouldn't you?