From: Steven Pollack (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 03 2002 - 21:03:19 EEST
Yes but the government can also print money so doing businesslike things to
earn money seems odd.
Kind of like when they sell the gold reserves in order to earn a return by
investing in bonds. Who pays the interest? Why does the government need to
earn interest when they run the printing press?
At the government level, any money they take in is taxation. Using their
patent to earn money just takes money out of the economy to be used for
government spending so whether it was money being brought in at the end of
the IRS gun or if they "sell" services and goods, or if they sell you a bond
it is a substitution of commercial money flow for government money flow.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brent Stucker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Steven Pollack'" <email@example.com>; <EdGrenda@aol.com>;
"'List: Rapid prototyping'" <RP-ML@rapid.lpt.fi>
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 12:09 PM
Subject: RE: 5/2/02 Update for the Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping web
> The U.S. government often seeks to patent inventions in order to recoup
> development costs via royalties charged to commercializing companies.
> also gives money back to the developing agency which can then be used to
> more research...
> Dr. Brent Stucker
> Assistant Professor
> University of Rhode Island
> Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
> Gilbreth Hall, 2 East Alumni Ave.
> Kingston, RI 02881
> ph: (401)874-5187
> fax: (401)874-5540
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> Behalf Of Steven Pollack
> Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 12:38 PM
> To: EdGrenda@aol.com; List: Rapid prototyping
> Subject: Re: 5/2/02 Update for the Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping
> web site
> It seems odd that the United States government could be granted a patent
> since public money was used and patents in general are to protect
> rights to commercialize.
> Steven Pollack
> > * The US Navy has received a patent for the production of sturdy parts
> > means of stereolithography. The method is based on impregnating an outer
> > shell of the part formed using QuickCast (TM) or similar build styles
> > epoxy or other strengthening agent.
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