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mark mark.haynes at mail.tju.edu
Fri May 22 16:52:31 EST 1998

Marc Andelman wrote:
> mark wrote:
> > > > markH
> >
> >
> > ENtitlement-are you spouting those buxx words again?  Hey if you feel you 
> > are
> > then I definately am.
> Here it is for all to see.  Academics view patent rights as an entitlement.

Mr andelman, you are silly! first of all the freedom to file patents isn't an 
entitlement, nor is it a right.  As an individual I can submit patents as can 
you, no more no less.  You're indignation regarding where some of the money 
comes from to fund studies that build a patent (so to speak) seems to stem 
from typical anti-tax rhetoric.  Put your money where your mouth is and stop 
paying your taxes if you feel the money is poorly spent.

Since tax monies fund research in both industrial and academic arenas, and 
since both academic and industrial entities get tax breaks why shouldn't both 
entities be allowed to file patents.  Thats part of the capitalist game 
and just because you find yourself playing against two big boys instead of 
one is TS baby!  As an individual i guess you don't get those breaks 

As many people have pointed out to you, the policies of the past 15 - 20 
years have really forced labs as well as universities to direct efforts 
towards product development as a way to both validate the effort and 
recuperate costs.

> I definitely do not feel entitlted to public funding. Why do you?

Entitled---no, entitled to apply---yes

> What makes you, as a government paid worker,
> personally more worthy of tax money than people who
> work for a private company.

we are in the same boat. read above again.

> What makes your masters better
> able to allocate resources than those whose livelyhoods you
> are stealing? 

These statements are silly!

> Why do the beneficiaries of acdemic patents
> deserve a better life style than those who work by honest
> labor?

academicians work--honest they do--and honestly too!

> You are not only a creep, but you make creepiness
> a virtue.

thanks for the compliment 

> Marc Andelman

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