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Value of Patenting Ideas
By Paul Anderson

Ray Finch wrote in 020507 MMDigest:

> With this in mind, sometimes it is better to keep a low profile
> and _not_ patent your idea, depending on what market your idea
> may fall into.

Nikola Tesla got around this by designing and patenting machines that
were very boring, mundane and ordinary.  The trick is that the machine
is designed in such a way that a certain very small modification in the
patented design could change entirely what the machine did.

Paul Anderson

(Message sent Thu 9 May 2002, 15:35:31 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Ideas, Patenting, Value

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