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Subject: Re: Patents
Date: Apr 24, 2:47 am
Poster: Rolf L. Quam

On Apr 24, 2:47 am, Rolf L. Quam wrote:

Now, I admit, I am not "with" your group yet - but "What are we doing this for - REALLY?" Well, I think, that, first "We want to know about nature" Second, I think we are trying to help end hungar and starvation on this planet, third I think we are trying to multiply our presense in order to decrease our probabililty of extinction (our genes speaking)by pan-spermia... I am very (probably fundamentally) - the rest got lost in thought... I love this!

Oh, by the way, looking at a Ludlum's Neutron counter - it looks like they will work with me to provide a nice, multi-fucntion detector, new, under 15 hundred...

>I am no lawyer - and do not pretend to be such...
>But, from my understanding, in order for a patent to be enforcable, it must pass the test of "Common Understanding." It is subject to the undersanding of a person in the field in which it is being developed. Now, the fusion potentials are known... All of our work is - currently well known... I would say that all of our work is "well known" as we know it... The patents involving particle beam fusion experiments "104.xxxxxxx" degrees would also be subject to this...
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>Too much of what is being patented is based on "common knowlege." I was speculating on the particle beam stuff over 10 years ago...
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>(We need more people in court explaining what "obvious" is...
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>Keep the faith!
>Patent your findings! - Even if it is a "poor man's patent!"
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>If you find the "real thing" - the public will pay your legal fees! (Or, you could, like I intend, turn your findings over to Humanity... )