Monday, February 20, 2012
David French on patents and public policy
On February 9, 2012, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed patent lawyer and expert David French on patents and society.
Just because you can does not mean you should... get a patent. The patent system may not be of net benefit to society... The majority of patents are vanity patents, some are for marketing use, and a few are gold mines for the patent holder. Demand on a product with unique supplier raises prices far beyond competitive prices.