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  •  Please list any subject matter that's patentable.. (0+ / 0-)

    ...that's the subject of "a few hundred thousand patents".  And don't just say "pharmaceuticals" or something overly broad like that - focus on a specific molecule (say, a specific ring structure) and you'll find that 99.999% of those "few hundred thousand patents" are completely irrelevant.  That's not much of a minefield.

    And words are not a good basis for defining inventions?  Of course they are.  Western civilization itself, of which patenting is a small part, rests on words, and they have done very well for centuries now.  This isn't even passably a critique of the patent system.

    The road to Hell is paved with pragmatism.

    by TheOrchid on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 05:51:00 PM PST

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