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[News] Study: Patents (Intellectual Monopolies) Kill Innovation

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The True Begetter of Innovation is Openness

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| This work basically shows that recent attempts to introduce intellectual 
| monopolies into science in order to "promote innovation" have actually been 
| counter-productive.  
| [...]
| In this context at least, it's openness that leads to more innovation, not 
| its polar opposite.  


Are Intellectual Property Sales Growing In The Recession?

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| The Chicago Tribune has an article claiming that intellectual property sales 
| are "growing" despite the recession, as companies look to sell off what 
| they're not using. Except... the article doesn't present any evidence 
| whatsoever   


Just "talking points".

Software Patent - Dynamic Mean Free Path Algorithm



Patents versus patenting: implications of intellectual property protection for
biological research

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| Abstract
| A new survey shows scientists consider the proliferation of intellectual
| property protection to have a strongly negative effect on research.
| Introduction
| A system of intellectual property (IP) rights can encourage inventions by
| scientists and help promote the transformation of research achievements into
| marketed products. But associated restrictions on access can reduce
| utilization of inventions by other scientists. How is this trade-off working
| out in practice?


Patent Trolls Are a Symptom of Deeper Problems

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| The reason patent trolling is so profitable is that over the last quarter
| century the courts have expanded patenting into new areas like software and
| business methods, and dramatically lowered the bar for receiving a patent. As
| a result, patents that would have been rejected 30 years ago (like this
| ridiculous patent on removing white space from database entries, which IBM
| received earlier this month) are now routinely approved by the Patent Office.
| As a result, patent trolls are able to buy up low-quality patents by the
| truckload. Even though the vast majority of the patents won’t survive legal
| challenges, defendants can’t take the chance that one of them might survive
| and force the firm into a 8- or 9-figure settlement.
| Patent trolls make good poster children for the patent system’s dysfunctions,
| but focusing too much on them ignores the fact that abusing the patent system
| is a game played by large companies as well. For example, Verizon managed to
| extort tens of millions of dollars from Vonage to settle a lawsuit over an
| absurdly broad Internet telephony patent. Verizon, of course, isn’t a “patent
| troll,” but a competitor interested in hobbling an up-and-coming competitor.
| Any patent reform needs to address the Verizons of the world too, not just
| the NTPs.

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