NASA has engaged a Chicago company, Ocean Tomo, to auction off “a suite of 25 patents.” This is considered to be transferring technology to the private sector. I guess an auction is better than sleazy private deals. The main point to remember is that a patent is not the right to use an invention, it is only the right to prevent others from doing so. (via slashdot)
Privatizing Federal patents
September 16th, 2008 by taxpayer
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