[Fsfe-ie] [Info] BBC Radio 4 : In Business :"Breaking Down of the Patent System"
Glenn.Strong at cs.tcd.ie
Mon Jan 24 19:38:23 CET 2005
On Monday, January 24, 2005 at 17:33 +0000, Adam Moran wrote:
> This may be worth a listen. ( It doesn't really get started until 1 min
> 20 sec and talks about the U.S. model until 16 mins. )
Thanks Adam, sounds interesting.
Does anybody know if there is a way to listen to this without
RealPlayer? Even with Free/Non-Free questions aside, that particular
program gives me the willies.
If not then it looks like it's repeated Sunday 2130-2200.
> 'Interesting' ideas coming from the Director ( and ex-head ) of the U.S.
> Patent Office ... to paraphrase "an increase in the number of patents
> means an increase in the number of innovations" ... that is
> Patents = Innovations
Gaah! Talk about begging the question!
> The authors of "Innovation and Its Discontents"  counter this
> argument. So does Lawrence Lessig. So does Joe Kraus ( ex exite.com )
Is this in the program? I'd
> Also Dominique Guellec of the European Patent Office makes some good points.
>  http://www.pupress.princeton.edu/titles/7810.html
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