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Re: [vox] [OT] SBC to sue LUGOD?
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Re: [vox] [OT] SBC to sue LUGOD?



> da Vinci is reported to have published intentionally misleading (and
> potentially fatal) information about his inventions, largely to require
> that people contact him for the final plans.  This was a Renaissance
> version of the crippled demo release, though in this case, you were the
> cripple....  Some say this behavior sprang from the lack of a workable
> patent regime.

I didn't know that.  Then again, its been years since I read anything about
da Vinci.

> > The other thing I cannot stand is patent renewal.  Patents should be
> > good for a fixed time and not be renewable.
>
> There are a couple of things at play here.
>
> I believe that now supersceded regulation required patents be renewed at
> 7 and 14 years, or the full 17 year term would not be realized.
>
> Current regulations appear to allow an extension, not more than 5 years,
> in the case of drug patents, and subject to FDA regulations.  I can't
> penetrate the legal haze, but you'll find discussion in 35 USC 154 &
> 155:

I can't make heads nor tails of it.  I personally believe a patent should be
good for only 10 years, and no extensions allowed.

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