Subject: Re: mandatory patent auctions
From: simo <>
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 15:50:09 -0400

On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 15:32 -0400, Seth Gordon wrote:

> Besides, if a more rigorously-worked-out economic analysis proves that
> the government would lose too much by paying out a 50% bonus on the
> patents it releases to the public, I would just amend the proposal to
> provide a 25% or 10% bonus instead, or have the government buy up 1/4 of
> patents instead of 1/2 of them.  Those are just parameters to tweak.

The real problem is that the patent system is open to any company from
any country.
Will the US government buy patents filed by foreign companies?
Will the US Government allow foreign companies to practice such patents?