Patents, IETF and Network Operators

Jorge Amodio jmamodio at
Thu Jan 21 18:42:21 UTC 2010

> The purpose of a patent is not to keep others from using your idea but
> exactly the opposite.  It gives you exclusive use of an idea but also
> makes for a mechanism where your idea is then documented and can be used
> and improved upon by others once your exclusive use expires.

Explain that to the pharma' boys

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