[PLUG-TALK] IEEE P1817 "Consumer Ownable Digital Personal Property"

wes plug at the-wes.com
Wed Mar 16 09:48:48 PDT 2011


On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:42 AM, wes <plug at the-wes.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:31 AM, Galen Seitz <galens at seitzassoc.com>wrote:
>
>> wes wrote:
>> > On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 8:37 AM, Galen Seitz <galens at seitzassoc.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Keith Lofstrom wrote:
>> >>> My name is on quite a few patents.  That is part of why I left
>> >>> the corporate world.  I don't hate corporations, but they and
>> >>> their customers would be more successful if patents weren't
>> >>> restricting innovation.  If the Lemelsons and Kearns of the
>> >>> world had honest jobs instead, innovation would move faster.
>> >>> More importantly, it would be better attuned to the real world
>> >>> problems of ordinary people.
>> >> I know about Mr. Submarine, but I not familiar with Kearns abuse of
>> >> the patent system.  Can you point me to a good summary?
>> >
>> > http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=kearns+patent
>>
>> Thanks, but I already did that.  There are plenty of pages out there,
>> but I'd rather not wade through dozens to find one that is a
>> reasonable summary.  I was hoping Keith could quickly point me to one.
>>
>> --
>> Galen Seitz
>> galens at seitzassoc.com
>>
>>
> Result number 1 seems to be a nice summary:
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kearns
>
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kearns>-wes
>

this one doesn't cite sources or anything, but goes into further detail, and
presents the information in more easily digestible prose:

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20118404,00.html

-wes
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