[cc-licenses] OT: Colour
peter.brink at brinkdata.se
Wed Feb 14 06:07:19 EST 2007
Rob Myers skrev:
> In theory, since IKB was a uniquely vivid blue for the time, patenting
> the formula would have had the effect of restricting use of that exact
> blue to Klein.
No - it only gave Klein a monopoly on _that particular method_ of
manufacturing the pigment, if someone else had come up with a different
method, a different technical solution to the problem, they could have
filed for a patent of their own. Klein never had a monopoly on that
exact blue, he had a monopoly on a specific method of manufacturing a
certain blue colour.
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