Patent Abuse


Unocal has been abusing the patent system and the regulatory maze to get a leg up on its competitors. Ben Lieberman has the details.

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  1. Huh. It’s my expectation for corportations to act in their own self-interest, and to act on privilged knowledge to their own self interest, so “good for Unocal”.

    Now, as an American who breathes air on private property, I find every particle of pollution that I’m breathing that I’m not responsible for an assault on me; a regulatory state may not be the best means to reduce this assault, but I will give it this: it’s the only currently implemented system to reduce pollution. So “good for the state of California”.

    Letting Unocal co-opt the powers of California? Perhaps a consortium of the remaining oil companies ought to trump Unocal’s standards.

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