Re: An attempt to sneak Internet voting in viatheback door?

From: compodinamic <contact_at_compodinamic_dot_it>
Date: Mon Jun 22 2009 - 12:29:34 CDT

Dear Arthur
I do not write very well in English but I hope to make me understand,
because concepts are very important.
The man who says this does not tell lies, but stupidity. He forgets one
important thing: "what he says is gospel for Monopoly" which is precisely
what the Monopolies want that people believe and think. They, the
Monopolies, however, filing the patents and make many more patents than it
can do. Only they have right to patent, only they must have patents, and
when someone tries to make the patents, they have problems or their patents
have been criticized for not serving! The cost of patents is due to the fact
that monopolies have decreed that the patent is " Cosa Nostra". In practice
these gurus or depressed speaking of the ineffectiveness of patents system,
neglect or are ignorant about a vital fact: the idea is always unique, and
the idea born with an act of love, and the inventor is the port where the
incoming idea materializes. The monopolist is materialist in itself, and
does not know nor what is love or even what is the future, he looks only to
the past or present at most, can not generate any idea ever. Are only small
(inventors) generating ideas, the monopolist that have the great resources
can only develope the past. Small (inventors) is the future that is
accomplished, the great (the monopolist) is the present that becomes the
past. That's why the monopolist say, as your friend, that ideas "Few if any
ideas are brand new and ideas, by themselves, are crap. It is impossible to
own any idea and patents are, in most fast-moving businesses, a waste of
time."
Cascella

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Dechert" <dechert@gmail.com>
To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list" <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] An attempt to sneak Internet voting in viatheback
door?

>
>
>> Arthur, you are absolutely right. Unfortunately the big companies that
>> are always short of ideas but they have huge resources. They make us (
>> small fishes) a morsel, if there is no protection .
>> Cascella
>
> Cascella, read this recent article by Nolan Bushnell:
>
> Note in particular where he says,
>
> >
> http://www.inc.com/welcome.html?aw=600&ah=600&destination=http://blog.inc.com/nolan-bushnell/
>
> May 13, 2009
> The Secret to Patents
> Posted at 12:03 PM
>
> When starting a company, many entrepreneurs believe that their ideas are
> of massive value and they become paranoid that someone is going to steal
> them. So they spend precious time filing patent applications and hire
> expensive lawyers to craft non-disclosure agreements to protect their
> intellectual property. They are crazy.
>
> It is easy and expensive to be granted a worthless patent. The Patent
> Office does a vanishingly superficial job of looking at the validity of a
> patent, and the only patent with even the slightest potential of being
> worthwhile has to be litigated. And that rarely occurs except in the drug
> industry. I know of no business that has made its mark because of patents.
>
> Think of it like this. A patent is like a giant canon: You can point it at
> someone but, assuming your business is small, the company in your
> crosshairs will look at you and look at your giant canon and they will
> almost immediately make the calculation that you are bluffing. Your canon
> is not frightening because your competitor knows that, to fire it, you
> must spend $500,000. That's the cost of a typical patent lawsuit. Perhaps
> if your company gets massively successful you can play that game but, even
> then, few do.
>
> If you don't have the $500,000 in extra cash you may as well not have a
> patent. And if you still think your patents are worthwhile just try to get
> a lawyer to take a patent-enforcement case on contingency. The attorneys
> know the odds.
>
> I speak from experience. I held the patent for virtually all the video
> games that were produced from 1970 through 1978 when the microprocessor
> updated my patents. We chose not to litigate against anyone who copied us
> and put our money into our business. We dominated the market and never
> regretted the distraction of lawsuits and litigation over patents.
>
> Few if any ideas are brand new and ideas, by themselves, are crap. It is
> impossible to own any idea and patents are, in most fast-moving
> businesses, a waste of time. Creativity can be learned. It can also be
> shut off. Spend you money of marketing or on production or on other things
> that maximize market share.
>
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