Why patents are bad: Privatisation of knowledge

Patents have their place, and were certainly crucial to the success of the industrial revolution – but in this day and age, with so many thousands being filed every year, they’re creating fences around knowledge, argues Dr Shawn Tan.

Via DNA

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Lars M. B. Anthonisen is Regional Business Lead, Southeast Asia Strategic Accounts at Google. Previously, he held various digital marketing positions at media companies across Europe and Asia including Regional Digital Director at MediaCom APAC, Marketing Director at Adform and Digital Manager at Universal McCann Worldwide.

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