[Diritto] brevetti universitari

Alessandro Rubini rubini@gnu.org
Sun, 6 Jan 2002 12:20:06 +0100

Qualcuno puo` per favore aiutarmi a capire meglio cosa e` successo
riguardo ai brevetti e all'universita` italiana? Credo sia riba di un
anno fa o quasi.

A questo proposito, su patents e` passato questo:


     Public money, private code
     The drive to license academic research for profit is
     stifling the spread of software that could be of universal
     - - - - - - - - - - - - By Jeffrey Benner
     Jan. 4, 2002 | Would the creation of the Internet be allowed
     to happen today?
     But now some academic programmers on the cutting edge have
     found that the licensing office is proving a more formidable
     obstacle to progress than the limits of their imagination
     and skill.
     In a white paper Beckman authored on the problem, he wrote,
     "Seeking to control computer-science research by putting
     intellectual property concerns before the goal of good
     science has destroyed countless projects."
     But now the University of California is often mentioned as
     one of the institutions that have taken the craze for
     exclusive patents and licenses too far. "It changed in the
     late eighties and early nineties," says Susan Graham, a
     professor of computer science at Berkeley. She didn't
     remember there even being an Office of Technology Licensing
     back when the department gave away Unix and the Internet
     If those innovations were discovered today, Graham worries
     they would end up in corporate hands. "I don't know whether
     they would let us release software like TCP/IP today," she
     says. "If they thought it had monetary value, they would
     want a revenue stream. There would be companies who could
     pay for it. I'm not sure we would have the same outcome [as
     in the past], and that's what concerns me."