Comments on: insanely cool — 10,000 Blog, news, books Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:34:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kevin Wed, 11 Jun 2003 12:31:23 +0000 In reply to: “Mostly because it costs thousands of dollars to get and keep a patent.”

Yes, because in theory, the patent office is supposed to more than simply grant and keep track of patents. Given the quantity of copyrighted works, it should be very feasible to charge only $1 and break even (perhaps a processing fee for non-electronic transactions would be required).

By: Nick Kocharhook Wed, 11 Jun 2003 05:20:03 +0000 I linked a friend to the petition, and he was reluctant to sign it based on his fear that the program will cost the government too much money. I can see his argument, and tried to tell him that at something reasonable like a $10 processing fee they’d be able to break even. Or even end up like the USPTO and be a “cash cow” based on actual income (which is something no agency but the IRS seems to be able to claim these days).

This argument didn’t sway him though. Mostly because it costs thousands of dollars to get and keep a patent.

What do I tell him? Can this program be self-sufficient? Is it techincally and financially feasible? I sincerely hope the answer is yes.

By: Anonymous Mon, 09 Jun 2003 12:30:57 +0000 It just passed 11,000.

By: Satoh "GO-YOU" Takahiro Sun, 08 Jun 2003 01:47:10 +0000 Dear Larry


I’d like to introduce one of hottest topic among Japanese bloggers.
A Syntem integrating company “GAIAX” applying to registrate the word “BLOG” as their own trademark in Japan… so funny…

” rel=”nofollow”>GAIAX

” rel=”nofollow”>Japanese Pattent Office (Trade Mark Database)

I’m plannning to begin another little “Reclaim the Public Domain” petition in Japan.

your loyal reader :-)

By: Dave Ethington Sat, 07 Jun 2003 16:11:52 +0000 I’m not sure if this has been considered, but I think it would be a good idea for to send out a notice to all of it’s members. This should be important to most of their members.

By: Will Henchy Fri, 06 Jun 2003 22:35:47 +0000 Bravisimo! Glad to help. :)

By: Kevin M. Brooks Fri, 06 Jun 2003 18:19:09 +0000 Is there an updated graph available?

By: Amanda Fri, 06 Jun 2003 18:14:39 +0000 Very, very nice!