physics - 5:26 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)
Nice. What we need is a way to file an 'open patent'. I.e. the patent would really be owned by no one (and thus couldn't be exploited by anyone) but would have the effect of not allowing anyone else to patent the idea or invention. Also, existing patents could be converted to 'open patents' if they are bought by someone like the OIN.