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Kevin Stranack

Tesla's Elon Musk proves why patents are passé - 2 views

    Looks at the "Linux model" as a successful way of doing business."I think there is a general movement and a general recognition in the technology community that we need to reform the patent process. There's far too much effort and energy put into creating patents that do not end up fostering innovation," said Musk. "I think no reasonable person would say that the current patent system is ideally suited to foster innovation."
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    I found this article extremely interesting as it made me view patents from a different perspective. I had always viewed patents as a means to benefit the inventor, but this article opened me to the extent to which large corporations and the legal profession can monetize from patents - at the cost of the inventor. Hopefully this move by Musk, a very prominent executive, continues to be noticed by other corporations.
    yes, i've been following Tesla patent narration for a i'm into researching on energy & society issues. Sometimes i'm skeptical about applying open source to other realities than ITs as other interests, values and people are at work. Anyway we'll see if TESLA produce a critical mass for a revolution in the engine market... I like the P2P foundation by Michel Bauwens discussing on relevant issues and creating alternative scenarios
    A true pioneer, Mr Musk is. I think he has an extra sense for the future. Patents seem to be an institution which increasingly focuses on short term profit instead of the common benefit on the long run.
    Patents are the biggest responsible for the technological delays. The laws should change radically.

State of Intellectual Property Worldwide - 1 views

    Here's some interesting topline figures year 2012 report about the state of intellectual property around the world. It quickly shows us the countries that take the business of innovation & patents seriously. For 2013 World Property Indicators, here's the link:
    I like how this article breaks down where the patents are coming from in the world. I also like this because it always reminds me of the story (that is likely untrue) that the US patent office was almost closed at the beginning of the 20th century because all the good ideas had already been thought of. Progress marches on!
Kim Baker

Food Patents-Stealing Indigenous Knowledge? - 1 views

    This part of the web site looks at the issue of intellectual property rights on food ingredients and traditional, common knowledge. Food patents based on knowledge that has been around for centuries is controversial, risking threats to food security due to concentrated ownership of this otherwise common knowledge.
Kim Baker


    Traditional Healers Organization For Africa: " Biopiracy and Indigenous Traditional Medicine Knowledge The blatant plunder of indigenous knowledge and genetic resources in South Africa continues unhindered and without State monitoring. Since 1997, We have been monitoring private and public enterprises (or their intermediaries) who are actively collecting, sampling and acquiring traditional knowledge for the development of pharmaceutical products. What concerns us is that international organizations are entering South Africa to carry out this research. Not even the World Health Organization are free of scrutiny in this regard. "Biopiracy" refers to the use of intellectual property laws (patents, plant breeders' rights) to gain exclusive monopoly control over genetic resources that are based on the knowledge and innovation of indigenous peoples. Biopiracy and bioprospecting don't just happen in the field ; biopiracy is even more likely to take place in the laboratories of industry and academia, and in patent offices in the cities not even in South Africa."

Intellectual property law jobs on the rise - 1 views

    With the ongoing patent wars between hi-tech companies, the emphasis on IP and patents has never been greater, and businesses are realizing the value of strong IP lawyers.
Kaitie Warren

WIPO Pearl - 0 views

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launchd a new portal last week, providing technical terminology from patents in ten languages. This is an interesting way to help share knowledge and connect scientists who speak different languages. It has a really cool Concept Map Search function too!
Gerald Louw

Intellectual Property - 1 views

Intellectual property is a brought term. Talking about intellectual property than it means that the terms like copyright, patent laws and trade laws are included. Each one of these terms has its ow...

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started by Gerald Louw on 06 Oct 14 no follow-up yet
Fernando Carraro

Un uso razonablemente reservado y patentado: el copyright, el "fair use", y las patentes - 1 views

    "Cuando uno escucha el término derecho reservado (copyright) lo primero que le viene a la mente es la censura, la restricción, y el castigo." Una opinión personal sobre los temas que se manejan en el Módulo IV del MOOC
    Opino lo mismo cuando lo primero que piensas en los derechos de autor. La importancia de darle el valor al creador porque aveces es la única manera en que se pueda agradecer. (Experiencia personal)
Kim Baker

Free Culture - Lawrence Lessig - 6 views

    FREE CULTURE is available for free under a Creative Commons license. You may redistribute, copy, or otherwise reuse/remix this book provided that you do so for non-commercial purposes and credit Professor Lessig. " America needs a national conversation about the way in which so-called 'intellectual property rights' have come to dominate the rights of scholars, researchers, and everyday citizens. A copyright cartel, bidding for absolute control over digital worlds, music, and movies, now has a veto over technological innovation and has halted most contributions to the public domain from which so many have benefited. The patent system has spun out of control, giving enormous power to entrenched interests, and even trademarks are being misused. Lawrence Lessig's latest book is essential reading for anyone who want to join this conversation. He explains how technology and the law are robbing us of the public domain; but for all his educated pessimism, Professor Lessig offers some solutions, too, because he recognizes that technology can be the catalyst for freedom. If you care about the future of innovation, read this book." -- Dan Gillmor, author of MAKING THE NEWS, an upcoming book on the collision of media and technology
    Hi Kim, Thanks for sharing this great work by Lawrence Lessig published ten years ago.
Nataša Ljubić Klemše

What is IP Law? - 1 views

    AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATIONAn Overview of Intellectual Property What is a Patent, a Trademark, and a Copyright? An Overview of Intellectual Property Our legal system provides certain rights and protections for owners of property. The kind of property that results from the fruits of mental labor is called intellectual property.

Online research collaboration - 2 views

shared by geeta66 on 05 Oct 14 - No Cached
    WizFolio is an online research collaboration tool for knowledge discovery. With WizFolio you can easily manage and share all types of information in a citation ready format including research papers, patents, documents, books, YouTube videos, web snippets and a lot more.

"Organización Mundial de la Riqueza Intelectual" - 0 views

    Hacia una La Declaración de Ginebra es un paso ingente hacia la creación de una ámplia coalición de personas, organizaciones y países 1 que piden que la comunidad internacional rediseñe los objetivos y los mecanismos para otorgar control monopolístico sobre los diferentes tipos de conocimiento.Ofrece muchas sugerencias concretas y constructivas acerca de cambios en los objetivos, políticas y prioridades de la OMPI, y aporta argumentos abundantes y certeros para rediseñar los tratos de copyright y patentes para que sirvan mejor al interés público de toda la humanidad.
    Porqué si los monopolios están penados por la ley, y Microsoft pagó una multa, y google está por hacerlo, quizá youtube... ¿porqué no refrecar las leyes del copyright y penalizar la monopolización del conocimiento? Debería impulsarse, por ejemplo, editoriales de bajo costo para mayor acceso a los lectores, deberían de permitir esa clase de competencia, o recursos educativos accesibles respecto a la educación. Debería de ser accesible la información y la educación sobre la salud, formas de mejorar el estido de vida, la salud y bienestar emocional, y los conocimientos de diferente índole, no sólo invirtiendo dinero y tiempo es justo para obtener el acceso al conocimiento especializado, pero la apertura ¿cómo puede mediarse para que no genere problemas? En el sentido de que un profesionista y un no profesionista tengan el mismo conocimiento sobre una especialización, pero uno tiene título y otro no, se restan, para quienes invierten, oportunidades de empleo en su educación formal, y para quienes aprenden por su cuenta, se abren oportunidades y las empresas prefieren pagar menos a estas personas aún cuando no tienen preparación en un sistema educativo formal. Esto impacta en la sociedad, pues al menos en México sucede...
    Debe ser algo para toda la América Latina hay mucha diferencia entre las regiones de nuestro continente!

The Danger of Software Patents - Richard Stallman - YouTube - 0 views

shared by btezda on 12 Dec 14 - No Cached
    Las 4 libertades del sofdware libre
Faizal Ladha

Indigenous Knowledge - Public domain knowledge being privatised - 0 views This is an explosive video that I watched in the additional resources for week 1. The notion of GMO's and seeds have been on the periphery of my knowled...


started by Faizal Ladha on 07 Sep 14 no follow-up yet
Teresa Belkow

What Vandana Shiva is trying to say about patents echoed in an article about off-grid l... - 1 views

    "The only problem with off the grid living is that corporations lose their ability to control others. With a completely self-sustaining life style, no body would ever have to work. What would happen then? Think about that for a moment. We would be free to expand and create, to discover our full potential as a race and move forward into the world of exploration and discovery, all the while living in harmony with nature, not against it."
Patricia Gomez de Nieto

Informe APEI sobre publicación en revistas científicas - 0 views

    Se trata de un Manual en el que se presentan los aspectos que hay que tener en cuenta para escribir y publicar artículos científicos con calidad suficiente para que sean aceptados en revistas de impacto elevado. Puede resultar de gran interés para jóvenes investigadores y para todos aquellos que deseen conocer más a fondo el mundo de la publicación científica Entre otros, se tratan los siguientes temas: - Tipos de publicaciones: ponencias, posters, informes y patentes. - Publicación en revistas científicas: identificación de las revistas, criterios de calidad de las revistas tanto internacionales (factor de impacto JCR, SJR, etc.) como nacionales (INREC's, DICE, CIRC…) - Preparación del manuscrito. Recomendaciones sobre la redacción del título, la forma del nombre del autor, la elaboración del resumen, palabras clave, referencias bibliográficas, partes del artículo, redacción del texto, uso de ilustraciones, tablas, gráficos, etc. - Ética de la publicación científica para autores, editores y evaluadores. Conflictos de intereses, detección de plagio. Organismos que velan por la ética en las publicaciones. - Como seleccionar la revista a la que enviar el artículo - Publicar en acceso abierto: El open access y la calidad, editoriales OA, repositorios temáticos e institucionales - Promoción del artículo y marketing profesional. Seguimiento del impacto.
Kevin Stranack

Open Economics http:// - 4 views

Excellent addition -- thank you for sharing it.

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