Friday, October 03, 2008

Flashback to 1942

PatentHawk reviews text from a 1942 law review article: Laurence I. Wood, author of Patents and Antitrust Law, from the George Washington Law Review article "Patent Reform and 1943: Antitrust or Anti-Patent Law," published 1942, which begins:

To put the matter very frankly, the attitude of many people in the country today with regard to patents is a petulant, irritated mood. The greatest danger which could result from any such upsurge of popular disapproval of patents because of associating them with an illegal, antisocial institution is that it might lead to an unwise, wholesale purge of the entire patent system.


Blogger Lawrence B. Ebert said...

Edmund Kitch in 2000 Vanderbilt Law Review discussing the transistor mentions minimal applications, but more than the "hearing aid" cited by Lemley.

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