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A thought on the scope of patent protection today

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Suppose there are two researchers, X and Y, who separately study the same thing, say, new energy. X wants a patent right for a financial gain while Y wants to make his results freely accessible to the public. Unfortunately, X comes up with a result one day before Y. Now, ...

The Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies – are they greedier than us?

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Let’s say I want to sublet my on-campus room for the summer. I’m paying $1,000/month. Because staying on campus is extremely convenient for whatever reason, but it is difficult to find a place, someone proposed me $1,200/month for the sublet, while others proposed less than $1,000/month. Which offer should I ...

New tools for new paradigm - Robertson v. Thompson Corp.

Monday, February 11th, 2008

I’m going to show you how to be a millionaire. First, draw a line on a piece of paper. Great. You have just created a one-dimensional world. In this world, people can only move linearly since there are no ‘sides.’ So, they can’t see you even when you are next to ...