[TAG] Some patent absurdities
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Tue Mar 6 18:13:01 MSK 2007
One friend (Rahul Basu) forwarded a link to the Alcatel-Lucent MP3
patent story and I found a blog that seems to have figured out whats
Now it's clear to most of us that software patents are absurd and
this story is a consequence of that absurdity.
... but (in the USA) you seem to have got an ever expanding patent
regime. Another friend (Rahul Siddharthan) forwarded this blog:
Today the USA, tomorrow the rest of the world.[*]
Einstein in the patent office was *not* a mistake. We will need
Einsteins in the patent office soon.
Q: Do you think Bekham and Roberto Carlos can patent their free-kick
They do make money based on these techniques and they can probably
teach these techniques to others (for a fee!).
[*] For example, there have been repeated attempts to change the
patent law in India at the behest of the multi-national pharma
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