it's not all bad.
the chinese don't care a flying pig about patents.
they look it as this; if you don't want anybody else to make it, don't show how it's done.
that's why the chinese are the next super power, and the american economy is collapsing. no one can make or manufacture anything to sell without
infringing some type of patent, or improve on a product and stir competition because it would "illegal".
and while they are all warm in their houses because they are getting almost unlimited cheap and free energy from their portable nickel-hydrogen
generator, n. americans will be paying 25x as much for their chinese manufactured generators that the patent holders imported for the rest of the
i think everything made to manufacture in the public market should be filed publicly and let the best man win.
you'll see a massive quantum leap in every product, technology and medicine if that would true.
what would make you choose one product over the other, easy, price, quality, reliability and features.
if that were to happen, you wouldn't get apple releasing the same product over and over 2 times a year.
a competitor would be able to legally use it's best features and technology and as long as he doesn't call it apple, let the consumer decide which
i don't think knowledge should be hoarded or patented because every invention is the culmination of the entire body of knowledge accumulated
throughout human history.
everything invented is done in part with knowledge that the inventor picked up, learned or taught from someone else.
edit on 18-1-2013 by randomname because: (no reason given)