Remove all patents on green technology

March 3, 2015, 9:13 am

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The debate "Remove all patents on green technology" was started by invincible_01 on March 3, 2015, 9:13 am. 20 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 13 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

I_Voyager posted 3 arguments, invincible_01 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Mechanigenic posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

invincible_01, Superr1fifty, I_Voyager, priyanshukedia, elisete, CX_LD_Ashley, ThyDarkest, Trance and 12 visitors agree.
PsychDave, Mechanigenic, renatus8993, Cody and 9 visitors disagree.

I_Voyager
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Then we need a new economic system that prioritizes the innovation over the value of its implementation. Not every inventive person wants to control their invention, nor should they. I suspect it's just an impulse, or a social meme. And I'm not convinced you need this system to come up with ideas. I think an open-source digital web of algorithmically rewarded contributions to projects over the internet would be a better forum for invention than one person's mind who is more focused on the application and reward of innovation then the quality and applicability of the device.

We need replication. We need everyone to be designing and redesigning everything. We need to stop fitting the world and societies into the planning spectrum of a few and force innovation to fit the needs of people at the moment, when they need it, as cheaply as can be done.

4 years, 5 months ago

but even though the govt give subsidy for green tech, if there's no patent to protect against plagiarism anyone can easily imitating since the inventor don't have right to prohibit other to imitate. the inventor will of course lose the interest to make another invention since they will get nothing from the invention. because if people can easily imitate then there would be many competitors and it would be difficult to gain profit from the invention.
so the interest to invent green tech would drastically drop or even stop. and it would hamper the green tech development

4 years, 5 months ago

Wait, I figured it out. A new tax for cosmetics, fashion items above a certain price range and jewelry. Give that out as a subsidy or grant to green industries.

4 years, 5 months ago
I_Voyager
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Maybe we can use a shorter temporary patent system, and then the taxes made off the profit from those green patents can go into a "green design grant/subsidy". The US could just dip into its military spending, dunno what other countries would do... Maybe the same?

4 years, 5 months ago

It would have been nice but that would only discourage the designers since we live in a monetary system.

4 years, 5 months ago
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