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Intellectual Ventures: Why the Patent System Needs Aggregators Like ­S

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The U.S. patent system borrowed from mainland Europe a concept that had evolved over hundreds of years: the "moral right" for inventors to protect their ideas. But America's founders went even further—they also included the obligation for inventors to publish.

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