Subject: Re: Examples needed against Soft Patents
From: Russell McOrmond <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 17:09:46 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, Laurent GUERBY wrote:

> Q: How much does it cost per user for a great number of users at the
> patent granting date to be able to use your invention assuming access to
> all other inventions to date?

  I did a talk at an Inventors Association last evening, and I
specifically spoke about the extremely different economic environment
around those things that have a zero marginal cost and those that do not.  
I was skirting around talking about my belief that information processes
were not inventions, and went to this via a different way.

 These are folks who's stated goal in life is to come up with the next 
greatest invention and make millions off the patent royalties.  I was 
invited in to talk about a very different set of critera for success...

Slides at if on the off chance anyone is 

 Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <> 
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