This is why the patent system needs to be dismantled.
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26-05-2013, 03:32 PM
RE: This is why the patent system needs to be dismantled.
(26-05-2013 03:30 PM)Caveman Wrote:  
(26-05-2013 03:27 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Man I'm glad someone else other than Egor is clairvoyant and knows what I might do next! Thanks Caveman Thumbsup

Do me a favor and never presume what I might or might not do on a personal level, deal?

Had you followed the conversation or asked for clarification you would have surmised that I was talking about corporations and you would have understood my comment to mean that corporations don't invest billions of dollars on R&D out of a sense of altruism, they invest primarily to make a profit.

I was obviously not talking about you individually.

Glad we cleared that up.

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26-05-2013, 03:32 PM
RE: This is why the patent system needs to be dismantled.
(26-05-2013 01:51 PM)Thomas Wrote:  There is a very simple solution.

If a Good is important to the public in general, and a company has invented it, the public compensates (rewards) the company for the effort and uses the Good.

Specifically here, the government purchases the patent from the drug company and allows for universal manufacture and distribution of the product and market competition set the optimal price.

Problem solved.

Don't think that would work.

Take a practical example.
(for some reason the first example that came up in my head is Viagra, should take to someone about that).
The example: Pfizer invents Viagra. A drug that will help the mental wellbeing of men, the health of relationships and maybe help couples to conceive. Also it has medical uses as a bloodthinner I believe, not sure.

So: this can be sold by the company, and because it has such a wide market, making the company tens of billions of dollars.
No government can match that amount of money. Especially if they have to do it for multiple such important discoveries.

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