Panel Discussion – The Purpose of Patents…

Here is an interesting discussions from the  2014 Energy Science & Technology Conference about the small inventor and realities of life.   They claim that the purpose of a patent is to prevent big corporations from taking out their own patents on the same invention and blocking it from being used.

Peter Lindemann also makes an interesting statement that JNL Labs in France are just a “sponsored lab” to pickup and patent anything that seems to work.  Peter Lindemann also calls Jean-Louis Naudin the “miner” – after he allegedly stole many ideas and got them patented.

Watch the video below….

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Speakers in this video, which is moderated by Jeane Manning, author of Breakthrough Power include: Mark McKay, John Polakowski, Eric Dollard, Aaron Murakami, Jim Murray, Paul Babcock and Peter Lindemann.

This is a panel discussion of 7 speakers at the 2014 Energy Science & Technology Conference.

Some questions and answers from the video – click on the link to play the section in video:

1. Question from the audience: “Why do you need a patent protection?”

2. Aaron Murakami: Perfect example of why open sourcing does not work

3. Peter Lindeman: Claims of idea theft …by JN Labs and Jean-Louis Naudin. Website:

4. Paul Babcock: why ideas will never go the market without patent protection

 -Nils Rognerud
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