Sunday, 17 April 2011

Absense of IP

Does the absence of IP ever prevent commercialisation of an idea because the margins (or return on investment) would be too low? So could publishing of ideas prevent their implementation?

Perhaps, for example, significant investment is required to realise the idea, but that once invested this is easily copied by competitors. So no company is willing to make the investment, so the idea remains unimplemented because it is already in the public domain.

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