you can lose the patent if you refuse to license or use it (?)
Posted Sep 5, 2002 12:40 UTC (Thu) by tres
In reply to: you can lose the patent if you refuse to license or use it (?)
Parent article: A different use of software patents
First: GO LUCKY!!!!!!!
Second: I hate to site a source of entertainment but I once saw a Steven Segall Movie, On Deadly Ground, that had a short section at the end of it that discussed things like tires that could last for 1,000 miles, radial automobile engines that could get 70 miles to the gallon, and many other patented things that were controlled by mega-corps (usually the oil industry) for the purpose of preventing them from entering the market. These statements are from memory only so I may be wrong on the details. It seems that either you are in error, or some Mega-corps are blatantly disregarding the law. Perhaps no one has chosen to challenge their patents for fear that their pockets aren't deep enough
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