[permaculture] Exploding the myth of patents and copyright

Dieter Brand diebrand at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 8 03:45:22 EST 2012

--- On Wed, 3/7/12, dwoodard at becon.org <dwoodard at becon.org> wrote:
> ...lawyers have been allowed to make it as difficult
> as possible to understand how an invention works

According to the clarity requirement, an invention needs to be described clearly and without ambiguity so that a person skilled in the art can carry it out.

> ... i.e. disclosure in the public interest
> is no longer a function of the system

You can only get a patent for what is disclosed, not for what is not disclosed.


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