Showing posts with label Intellectual Property. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Intellectual Property. Show all posts

Jun 30, 2020

Checkmating Black Is Prohibited – Google's Censorship of Chess Commentaries Suggests That Western Democracy Is Close to Checkmate

Croatian chess player Antonio Radić publishes his comments on chess games on a Youtube chess channel under the pseudonym "agadmator"; his podcasts are highly popular. For example, his "The Greatest Queen Sacrifice in History" has over 4.5 million visits, and all of his videos together have already received 275 million visits (here).

Jun 28, 2017

The Biggest Patent Litigation in Biotechnology over CRISPR/Cas9 – a Technology for Editing of Our DNA Will Enable Editing of Our Future

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a region in the genome of most archea and of about a half of all bacteria, playing a role in a cellular defense system against viruses. The region integrates samples of the invading viral DNA, to be later used for the virus recognition and destruction. Adjacent to the CRISPR region, there is CAS region (Crisper Associated System or Crisper ASsociated)  coding  for nucleases  for cleaving the viral DNA. A  nucleoprotein complex  derived

Mar 18, 2013

Invention Versus Discovery and Plato's Space

     In plain language, discovery means a found thing that has existed before, like for example a new kind of bird, and invention means a found – or rather conceived – thing that has not existed before and that has got some practical use, like for example a new kind of engine. An art creation, like “Close Your Eyes” by Beatles or Stonehenge, would fall under a conceived thing which – in the plain language – does   not   have   a   practical   use   but   is   emotionally   relevant. The patent law of many countries