[ExI] Problem with Pattents

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 23:06:49 UTC 2008

On Friday 22 February 2008, Kevin Freels wrote:
> On IP it becomes a bit different since the investment is minimal, the
> risk of no return is high and the cost to recreate it from scratch is
> about the same as the cost to the original creator. Some different
> categories come to mind but they all have similarities.

Oh. Patents exist to help manage investor risk. It's like trying to cut 
up ideaspace for monetary investment, selling the unsellable. It's a 
security industry for investors. Interesting ... but are there any 
other ways to garner significant support for a project without monetary 
commitments of the sort that need such lofty risk management and shady 
IP practices?

- Bryan
Bryan Bishop

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