[OPE-L:2161] RE: Re: Re: Markets and Information

From: P.J.Wells@open.ac.uk
Date: Sat Jan 15 2000 - 04:58:13 EST

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Pro tem., I broadly agree with Paul and Allinn on this, but I think Allin
must have been nodding when he wrote the following:

          I may patent the new method and
> keep it a secret for as long as possible.
Surely the whole point about the patent system is that one has to *reveal*
one's discovery, in exchange for having time-limited property rights in the
information conferred on one?


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