salmisen at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 14 19:02:07 EDT 2000
>Don Lancaster, the guy who wrote such brilliant tomes as "Active Filter
>Cookbook" and "CMOS Cookbook", wrote articles re the small company vas
>patents. Dunno if his advice was wise, but it had the "ring of truth" to my
>gullible and unsophisticated mind...
>Lancaster said that the only parties who benefit from patents are big
>companies and/or industry insiders...
>If you have modest means the patent is worthless because you can't afford
This is wery thrue that Don says, one extreamly good case
about those issues are the ongoing issue with the famous swedish inventor
Håkan Lans, inventor of the mice, collor computer gtaphics, etc.
Some roumours says that he has spent over 10Million USD
in defence of his patents and still has more then 40Million
USD in his pockets to defend his patents!!!
He recently lost a giant case against a bounche of american
computer manufacturers, DELL,IBM etc etc etc.
But he won the same case against a couple of japanese companies!!
There has recently came out a book about all this patent
issues and industrial espionage he has been forced into.
Recently i heard that he has "special status" as a citticien,
he enjoys 24 hour protection from the swedish security police
SÄPO (same as FBI), has a police trained dog, secret phone number
and all sort of security stuff!!
So i recomend everyone to invent and to take patents! :-)
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