Definition of Patenting
Ron Bailey writes about last weekend’s excellent Planet Money story “When Patents Attack, ” which focuses on the enormous market in “defensive” patents, purchased as a kind of retaliatory hedge against lawsuits from other technology companies:
In early July, the bankrupt tech company Nortel put its 6, 000 patents up for auction as part of a liquidation. A bidding war broke out among Silicon Valley powerhouses. Google said it wanted the patents purely to defend against lawsuits and it was willing to spend over $3 billion to get them. That wasn’t enough, though.
The portfolio eventually sold to Apple and a consortium of other tech companies including Microsoft and Ericsson. The price tag: $4.5 billion dollars. Five times the opening bid. More than double what most people involved were expecting. The largest patent auction in history.
That’s $4.5 billion on patents that these companies almost certainly don’t want for their technical secrets. That $4.5 billion won’t build anything new, won’t bring new products to the shelves, won’t open up new factories that can hire people who need jobs. That’s $4.5 billion dollars that adds to the price of every product these companies sell you. That’s $4.5 billion dollars buying arms for an ongoing patent war.
Source: Julian Sanchez
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The Pharmaceutical Industry, one of the largest, richest and most influential, has become so powerful and dominating that its not only using our own government and public funding for its commercial purposes, but has been steadily taking its propaganda to extreme lengths. Now this:
They've already managed to get the FDA to, literally, legally proclaim drugs to be the ONLY "cures" possible, by definition. And now, along with the int'l "Codex Alimentarium" initiative, they're using the same propagandistic, Orwelian "Double Speak" to redefine vitamins and nutrition as "toxins" and "drugs" . . . so that they can control (patent, sell, etc.) use our very need to eat.
This is beyond ridiculous. Seriously beyond.
She wants to make money off her dead son
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"people who know what they're talking about" is not something that you have a patent on. Surprisingly, I believe he is totally hip to the things that are usually bantered about and just wants to toss things up.
I, for one, DO NOT like the usual boring stuff about pets that usually involve the same 1/2 dozen or so "know it alls" lecturing others.
Also, what is a troll to you is not ne... a troll to someone else.
My definition of a troll is someone who doesn't think for themselves and simply "parrots" all the same stuff about speuter and rescue, etc.....
Independent thinkers are the most valuable asset a message board has.
Unfortunately, the level of real nuance and intellectual curiosity is low on this board so power struggles seem to be the tender of the day.
Here maybe this will be of help
"in·tan·gi·ble /ɪnˈtændʒəbəl/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[in-tan-juh-buhl] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
1. not tangible; incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch, as incorporeal or immaterial things; impalpable."
Something of value that cannot be physically touched, such as a brand, franchise, trademark, or patent. opposite of tangible asset. "
Assets having a physical existence, such as cash, equipment, and real estate; accounts receivable are also usually considered tangible assets for accounting purposes. opposite of intangible asset. "
Risk vs. benefit
"But parents just want more answers and Guberding had very little to offer."
Gerberding said what she knew - that was two years ago, by the way.
"What is the gov doing? Parents should assume the risk of vaccines but the gov can take it's time informing the public."
Where are you getting your information? Have you looked at the CDC website ( The risks and benefits ...>no evidence of that association.
Andrew Wakefield, who originally suggested that MMR caused autism, was being paid by personal injury lawyers and had a patent on a monovalent measles vaccine. He stood to benefit financially if people believed that vaccines cause autism. He was found guilty of gross misconduct and lost his medical license.
No one has ever replicated his findings.
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