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  •  "To promote the Progress of Science and ... (3+ / 0-)
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    ... useful Arts".  Yes, the Constitution does permit patents, but IMO (IANAL) far too many do not promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts.  However, the USPTO and courts seem to assume that every patent does this, no matter how absurd the patent.

    Better to hide your tax returns and be thought a crook than to release them and remove all doubt. [Adapted from Abraham Lincoln]

    by Caelian on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 03:01:12 PM PDT

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