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Large patent portfolio: an equivalent of automated contracts?

Intellectual Ventures is a private company with business model relying on developing large patent portfolio and licensing these to companies with infringing products. In other words their business model is patent trolling. Given my attitude towards openness, it’s clear that I don’t like their approach at all, although I must admit that some of the […]

Science as a complex system – introduction

Image via Wikipedia Which complex system? Complexity theory, that is studying complex systems, is tracked back to 18th century with classical political economy of the Scottish Enlightenment, although the real pioneers of the field are 20th century’s philosophers, economists, mathematicians and social scientists. It’s a rather young field, but it already covers quite large number […]

More on strategy for promoting Open Science

Cover via Amazon It seems obvious that science depends on communication although we tend to limit the scope of this word to communication of (raw) results and knowledge. Moreover, we rarely pay any attention to the way the message is transmitted, what is the perception of the message in the public, and finally, what is […]