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Monday, December 09, 2002

AND EVEN MORE ON IP RIGHTS
I seem to be on a roll here... or perhaps this has become an overriding topic for a lot of people, in light of recent court decisions and public debate. In any case, ZDNet's John Carroll gives us an enjoyable run-through of patent management, specifically the distinction between active and passive enforcement. There's an especially good breakdown of the purpose of patents, and the conclusion ties things together nicely, with a Hayek reference, no less (Friedrich, not Salma).