[LINK] FTC investigating US patent system
hartr at interweft.com.au
Sat Jun 5 18:21:52 EST 2004
On Fri, 2004-06-04 at 15:55, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> The real shocker is that anyone with a lukewarm IQ could have seen this;
> which leads me to think either that the negotiating bureaucracy was
> incompetent, or that they deliberately misled the politicians.
There is a third possibility - the bureaucrats told the government that
there were problems - and the govt decided to ignore their advice as the
FTA was seen as 'politically positive' in an election year (and damn the
long term consequences)...
Robert Hart hartr at interweft.com.au
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Brisbane, Australia http://www.hart.wattle.id.au
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