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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Supreme Court to Decide if Ideas Can Be Owned

“The post-industrial evolution of the U.S. economy has aroused multibillion-dollar questions over what kinds of inventions deserve patent protection, and on Monday the Supreme Court joined the muddle over whether new ideas and strategies do.” (Washington Post, Tuesday)

An affirmative ruling would crush the competitive process.

FEE Timely Classic
“Intellectual ‘Property’ Versus Real Property “ by Sheldon Richman

  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.