Re: Patents

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 14:49:45 -0500

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> > If India were a shining light of modernity and industrialization,
> > I might put some credence to the anti-patent argument.
> The problem with India is that they send all their best engineers
> here. Without the hindrance of IP, their educational system is
> cheap and wonderfully effective; they just can't seem to keep 'em
> down on the farm after they've educated them.

Wonder why that is? (smirk).

If I were an Indian engineer looking to make it big I'd research US patents and use them to develop my own products in India, rather than coming to the US to compete under the IP 'restrictions' as you allege. Apparently your position isn't so. They come here because of the freedom of opportunity that IP gives individuals. Failure to recognize the individuals right to IP is as bad as the failure to recognise that ANY political right originates in the individual.