Tuesday, August 21, 2012


The patent system, and intellectual property rights claims in general, are out of control. You may think I am referring to the current Apple v. Samsung case where the invention of the rectangle is in question. I am actually more concerned about the White v. Heinz case. We get no benefit from allowing these independent inventors to hold companies who came up with the same idea hostage...just as we get no benefit from more organized patent trolls. It's a game lawyers are playing to exploit the legal system to take money from people. I came home yesterday and my daughter had created a shop for Patented fashion designs, along with a licensing scheme if you actually wanted to make it. The sewing machine was sitting there unused. The designs were great though, but the inspiration was clear. I guess Everything is a Remix.