[OT] Re: Geoworks and their patent

Bill dehOra Wdehora at cromwellmedia.co.uk
Tue Jan 25 11:30:41 GMT 2000

:  Point of order: the purpose of patent law is *not*, contrary 
:  to popular
:  belief, to reward inventors for simply creating inventions; the
:  marketplace is entirely capable of doing that.  Rather, it's 
:  to reward
:  inventors for making the details of how their inventions work public
:  rather than trying to keep them secret. 

Yes and this involves protection of the patent holder in the event of
infringement. I consider that protection a form of reward.


Bill de hOra  

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