[d@DCC] The combover patent ... PN/4,022,227
russell at flora.ca
Sat Jan 8 14:42:09 EST 2005
On Sun, 9 Jan 2005, Hendrik wrote:
> One can be worried about many things, but there are more important things
> to worry about than unenforceable patent concerning hair combing. Amazing
> to think that anybody would even grant a patent for ideas like that...
This is the point -- the patent system is so broken that it needs to
eithor be fixed (by putting required economic analysis on each patentable
subject area), or abandoned entirely. The current system is not workable,
and just breeds disrespect as it is impossible to live life and avoid
infringement of fundamentally bad quality patents.
We need to wake Industry Canada up about this, and the best people to do
this is Industry. Companies that are at risk from bogus lawsuits need to
realize that whether this is a "public goods" problem or not that they
need to contribute to the solution to these problems. Industry Canada is
going to be listening to companies who explain how this bad policy is
harming the economy.
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
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