Comment: I dont see it that way...

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I dont see it that way...

It is hard now for new or small companies to compete because they have to devote huge resources to patent procurement and protection. This is how corporations want it because they have the resources and it limits their competition. Most small groups don’t have the finances to compete with them. They also devote extraordinary resources to obtaining patents on things that only theoretically could exist. Then if someone actually invents the thing they already claim a patent to it. This is called the “submarine patent.” For example, companies are already patenting “human genes.” They are not using them now…but just you wait.

Without patents the little guy could still compete. They would actually stand a chance against the corporations, unlike today, because the corporations could not hang gigantic / baseless patent court cases over their heads.

Most innovation takes place in small companies and small groups. Small organizations are also best equipped to serve the needs of people in their community. And they are positioned to deliver the highest quality. We have been inundated with mass marketing, economies of scale and “one size fits all” products. But if people were allowed to use ideas you could set up a company that works to make local or regional modifications of some popular design. If people like yours better they can buy it. If the mega company can make better quality then people can buy that. Competition is good. It rewards consumers with a broader range of choice and drives innovation.

As it stands now competition is prevented and monopoly control is given to the corporation. Who fights for IP law? It’s the big corporations. They want it. It shuts out their competition. Without patents they would be bombarded from all sides by competitors trying to cut in on the action by providing a better product at a lower cost.