Atypical disquisition on the intellectual ownership
This is an history of a patent that someone has stolen, others have plagiarized the functional peculiarities and not one has wanted to pay.
A report of infamy conducted to my damages, but also a thought around the defense of the intellectual ownership in the time of the maximum diffusion of the use of the technology and the culture that springs of it. The reference fact pertains my attempt to get a patent around an idea that could allow to build automobiles more risparmioses and clean for the eco system.
My first footstep to offer it to an auto firm, the Fiat company, has been however frustrated by the embezzlement of the discovery by that company, that has used it and selling it like own innovation.
The whole history you can read in my blog (http://dualsymbioticelectromechanicalengine.blogspot.com/2009/07/atypical-disquisition-on-intellectual.html) I cannot foresee if of my patent I will succeed in doing something, but at least I can share an interesting story that in his ethical details, it characterizes for unfortunately a long time a human kind composed by individuals that in the dawn of the civilization, only knew the hunting economy: way of living and to survive to the costs of the others.
As surely you know, for every individual that works for to improve the existential logistics, there are many others waiting that he holds the fruits of his efforts, to appropriate of it. (In Italy this is a stabilized tradition!) In Italy we have nowadays a very good condition for those who has a good idea and wants to try to achieve a patent! The actual government has reduce the cost even practically annulled.
This allows whoever to participate in the development of the quality of the life on the planet. It is a fact that the general ethics on which can we count, it is properly not “Christian”: nine people on ten (average of course…) take advantage illegitimately, if they are able, of other people’s job! In the future this won’t substantially change.
The human being will always have the archaic instinct of the hunter as natural base of existential approach and an ideal education for everybody, it is probably an utopia. Therefore only the rules can correct a situation of thick functional illegality.
Considered that the rules for the protection of the patents are decided by the international organisms, it seems me suitable that such protection can be extended to global level without further costs or bureaucratic matters besides, from the amount sustained in own nation.
After all the decisive validity of a patent will be decided in the collective verification that the sector of fruition will allege after the publication. There is not reason therefore, if not that speculative, to complicate the patent trial in the today’s way. The final footstep to democratize the knowledge production, consists therefore of removing its control (the possibility to illegitimately appropriate of it) by economic power groups.