[ExI] Problem with Pattents

Kaj Sotala xuenay at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 13:11:07 UTC 2008

On 2/22/08, ABlainey at aol.com <ABlainey at aol.com> wrote:
> I have been thinking recently about patents and whether they are
> fundamentally wrong. As an inventor I have no problem with people getting

I don't know about "fundamentally wrong", but they do slow down
innovation. http://www.dklevine.com/papers/ip.ch.1.m1004.pdf has a
nice historical example about how the patent system put off the
industrial revolution for a couple of decades.

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