Uncle Al UncleAl0 at ix.netcom.com
Wed May 13 09:32:01 EST 1998

react at ix.netcom.com wrote:
> Marc Andelman wrote:
> >
> > Editorial on academic patenting
> > in Science May 1 1998  page 698
> > Titled  "Can Patents Deter Innovation?  The Anticommons in
> > Biomedical Research"
> >
> > Science Magazine has had some incredible editorials a cut
> > far and above the run of the mill science journalism.
> >
> > This particular editorial highlights how government encouraged
> > university patenting of taxpayer funded work is   creating
> > intellectual property gridlock.  Hoards of interlocking
> > nusciance patents governed by university bureaucrats will prevent
> > utlization of technology,and ultimately, destroy the private market
> > for science professionals by making R&D unprofitable.  R&D will
> > be plain impossible due to this gridlock. Nothing but the
> > current wasteland of academic jobs will remain.
> Then you'd best recognize that this trend originates with the government
> 'downsizing' programs implimented when the right-wing took over.  Their
> philosophy is that public universities will be privatized and can earn
> their own way or go under.  Universities are responding in the only way
> they can - by becoming businesses instead of educational institutions.
> You and a number of others haven't got the sense to realize that you
> have a noose around your neck because you put it there, and it is only
> being drawn tight because you're yanking on it with your right hand.
> >
> > Biosource is the oldest recruitment firm in the biotechnology
> > industry. We have been warning of this for years. It is nice to
> > finally see some lip service from the mainstream science press.
> >
> Recruitment industries, like any other, look out only for their profit
> margins.  Anyone who takes industry babble as an insightful commentary
> on national policy deserves what they get.
> M.

You are so right.  I implicitly trust Washington to protect me and mine
from drugs, pornography, unfair foreign business practices,
environmental degradation, corruption... to anticipate the downfall of
the Soviet Union, the overturn of the Berlin Wall, massive Asian
financial collapse...  to surveil triple nuclear blasts by India,
transport 700,000 soldiers and $220 billion to Arabia to win a war for
all time, to build and maintain Space Station freedom (the International
Space Station, White Elephant in Space)... to erect self-supporting
Social Security and Medicare programs... to stop spam.

Greed is good.  Greed is right.  Greed works.  The private sector is the
difference between America swallowing the planet and Europe whining
Socialist spews.  I have no problem with headhunters.  "If our people
were any good they wouldn't work here."  Right on!

In case you haven't been watching, Mr. Clueless, American patent law has
been whittled into nothing vis-a-vis the independent inventor.  Case in
point:  For the past three years my company has been fighting USPTO to
patent a non-toxic formulation and delivery system which,

   1) Cleared roaches out of several Los Angeles carnecerias.  One
application, ten months of surcease.
   2) Cleared roaches out of a Tokyo apartment complex.  One
application, five months of surcease so far.
   3) Cleared roaches out of a Hawaiian food warehouse.  One month into
the field evaluation.

"Obvious to one skilled in the art."  The Feds must be correct in
asserting that

   1) Roaches are not a problem worthy of notice or solution, and
   2) I can walk into any supermarket and buy a product equivalent to

The next turn of the screw is to legislate immediate public release of a
filed patent application, just like in the EEC.  File a patent
application, watch GE or duPont shove it right back up your butt.

Go to a good library.  Walk over to the Federal Register.  YOU WANT TO

Uncle Al Schwartz
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