Posted Nov 4, 2003 16:05 UTC (Tue) by gnb
In reply to: patent commons?
Parent article: IP lawyer turns patent foe, gets grant funding
>If you want to make an idea available to the public, just publish it; then it can't be
>patented (in theory).
But of course in practice it can and will be, since the notion of prior art is basically
lost on the US Patent Office. And once that happens most people/companies won't
have the resources to challenge it.
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