[OT] Re: Geoworks and their patent
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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