BAN PATENTS THAT CAN HAVE POSITIVE BENEFITS FOR SOCIETY

Ban pentents that companies have taken out on inventions that have positive effects on society but have been unreasonably hidden

 

e.g. oil companies who buy patents for energy efficient ideas or products

Why is this idea important?

Ban pentents that companies have taken out on inventions that have positive effects on society but have been unreasonably hidden

 

e.g. oil companies who buy patents for energy efficient ideas or products

Repeal Patent Laws for Small Business

Repeal patent laws for small businesses to and individuals to encourage innovation and investment in niche markets. A threshold based on turnover, for example, could be defined above which patent laws would start to apply.

This protect small businesses that innovate, while ensuring that the patent-holder gets remunerated if the idea grows sufficiently beyond the niche, while at the same time protecting the original niche market.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal patent laws for small businesses to and individuals to encourage innovation and investment in niche markets. A threshold based on turnover, for example, could be defined above which patent laws would start to apply.

This protect small businesses that innovate, while ensuring that the patent-holder gets remunerated if the idea grows sufficiently beyond the niche, while at the same time protecting the original niche market.

Abolish Software Patents

Software patent law must be simplified if not completely abolished. The concept that a routine or function is somehow "intellectual property" is ridiculous. How many times have you had an idea and found out someone else had the same idea? Patents were designed to prevent stealing of ideas but two independent people creating the same idea are not stealing from each other.

Why is this idea important?

Software patent law must be simplified if not completely abolished. The concept that a routine or function is somehow "intellectual property" is ridiculous. How many times have you had an idea and found out someone else had the same idea? Patents were designed to prevent stealing of ideas but two independent people creating the same idea are not stealing from each other.