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Patent Law – a blessing or curse for the mobile industry?

Patent Law – a blessing or curse for the mobile industry?

Posted 06 December 2014 | By | Categories: Industrial Policy | Comments Off on Patent Law – a blessing or curse for the mobile industry?

A monopoly is usually unacceptable in a market – except when it comes to Patents (and Copyright). Suddenly creaming off excessive profits from consumers and pushing competitors out of business becomes acceptable. It is the price consumers pay for innovation. It seems to work out best (in the long run) for consumers for most industries for most of the time. Mobile radio appears an exception.

UK NVQ Vocational Qualifications – Turning Around a Branding Disaster

UK NVQ Vocational Qualifications – Turning Around a Branding Disaster

Posted 01 November 2011 | By | Categories: Industrial Policy | Comments Off on UK NVQ Vocational Qualifications – Turning Around a Branding Disaster

Vocational qualifications are widely perceived as a booby prize for those that fail to make the grade along the purely academic route instead of their rightful place as valued qualifications for a wide variety of useful skills and trades. Everyone knows this but nobody has the balls to do a proper marketing job of vocational qualifications…

The Difference between Copyright & Patents Period of Protection is Obscene

The Difference between Copyright & Patents Period of Protection is Obscene

Posted 01 October 2010 | By | Categories: Industrial Policy | Comments Off on The Difference between Copyright & Patents Period of Protection is Obscene

How does society rewards its deserving artists compared with its deserving engineers for their intellectual creativity? The answer is a massive discrimination against its creative engineers. The European Commission has just added insult to injury by extending copyright protection for music from an already incredible 50 years to a truly featherbedding 70 years. One or other is seriously out of line.