Purpose of Patents… Panel Discussion

Here is an interesting discussion from the  2014 Energy Science & Technology Conference about the small inventor and realities of life.  Jim Murray, Paul Babcock, and Peter Lindemann 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.

In the USA, the first to file within the first 12 months of public disclosure, is a very most important legal consideration.  This may prevent large corporations from taking ownership of the invention.  A low-cost provisional patent for the initial 12 months can be protective and might be considered.
(Note: please seek professional legal help for your own particular situation, as this is not legal advice.)

Peter Lindemann also makes an interesting statement that JNL Labs in France are just a “sponsored lab” to pick up 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: jnaudin.free.fr.

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

 -Nils Rognerud
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