- Andy Harrod
- United Kingdom
Senior Director - Enterprise Architecture, Perceptive Informatics
Scrap the patent laws and move to internationally controlled royalty system
My father spent hi working life as a design engineer working in industry, since he retired he has had one patent and also had a new idea that he has worked on. The new idea will never see the light of day because he doesn't want it stolen to benefit large companies and not everyone and his family. Yes he wants his ideas to bring some financial benefits to him, and why shouldn't he. His idea would be too expensive to manufacture himself as it is a vehicle engine with 50% more efficiency than a standard combustion engine. The patent laws don’t really protect the real inventor, companies wait for them to expire or work outside the country where it was patented etc etc. So what about a scheme where an invention is registered and then open to anyone to manufacture it as long as the registered inventor gets a royalty on all the sales made by the manufacturer.