A Research Organization
Why I don't patent . . .
- George Wiseman -
I get several major personal advantages by not patenting free energy technologies:
I actually make more immediate money for my research, by having product for sale (books and devices).
I sleep well at night with no concern about anyone making my devices for resale, I encourage independent manufacture of my technology. People can't steal what I give away.
Of course, I concentrate my help and advise on those that help me in return.
I'm not concerned about the technology being lost if I 'disappear,' because it's already out there and being used. It's very sad how much valuable information has been lost by inventors taking it with them to their grave.
The technology gets put in place by people who make money. So I don't have to expend my time selling, I spend my time making better products.In any case, the main point is, the technology makes it to the market. This point is vital; my 'not patenting' philosophy actually gets the technology onto the market, whereas THOUSANDS of energy products registered in the patent office are NOT on the market.
This should be important to YOU, as YOU are the one who most benefits.
Myth: If it's patented, it's Government approved. Fact: The patent Office has nothing to do with government safety approvals. This is done by agencies like UL, CSA or EPA.
Myth: If it's not patented, maybe there's something wrong with it.
Fact: A patent has absolutely nothing to do with the practicality of the product. Marketability is decided using the actual products merits.
Myth: A patent protects my innovation.
Fact: A patent is (at best) only one step up from absolutely no protection
Fact: In some cases a patent is the worst thing you could possibly do if you want protection
Fact: A patent makes your idea public knowledge, allowing anyone access to your thoughts and helping them develop something better. Might as well write a book.
Fact: With a 10% change, someone else could acquire a similar patent or produce your idea with no liability to you
Fact: The only assistance you will get from the Patent Office to fight patent violations is verification of your patent date.
Myth: You can't get investors if you don't patent.
Fact: Investors come when they see money. Show them the potential and they'll invest. A patent is only one 'protection' tool.
Myth: I can make money once I have a patent.
Fact: A patent does not gaurentee income of any kind.
Fact: A patent often prevents income for years because you must maintain total secrecy.
Fact: A patent costs thousands of dollars, which is likely to be totally lost.
Most patent owners never make a dime.
Fact: If you want world-wide protection, you must file (and pay for) a separate patent in every single country.
Myth: Patenting is industry standard.
Fact: Knowledgeable industry makes minimal use of patents, preferring trade secrets, contracts and non-disclosures.
Sadly, many people, including inventors and investors, are trapped in 'greed' thinking. Greed thinking is based on 'limited resource' or 'scarcity' mentality. Thinking that we must protect our assets because there is only so much (of anything) to go around.
Greed makes vested interest suppression possible and practical. Preventing technology from getting into public use. 'Vested interest' knows the inventor didn't tell anyone because he was greedy, making the suppression easy. Vested interest is extremely good at finding a weak point (to push on) in any person's life that will cause that person to become unviable; so most inventors don't even realize the power they are up against.
To continue inventing practical energy solutions, I make money immediately by selling books and kits, instead of spending thousands of dollars and years of time getting a patent. Investing the time and money into getting a patent does not give any guarantee you'll make money. Selling books and product makes money immediately. Investing the time and money (that you would have spent acquiring a patent) into product development instead, will give you a much better chance of getting the product into the marketplace and give you money in your pocket. Not to say that patents aren't an applicable tool in some situations, they just aren't good for inventors in my situation. Nondisclosure agreements, trademarks and copyrights are inexpensive, fast, sufficient and reasonable protection.Several inventors have now seen what I've accomplished and are switching to my methods.
CAN YOU FIGHT?
A patent is only as good as your ability to fight for it. The patent office does not help you, except to provide a service to prove that you patented your device on a particular date.
You fight your opponent in court at your own expense. Your chance of winning is not assured because there are many slippery ways around the patent laws.
So you may have paid lots of money getting a patent, set your marketing back several years because of secrecy and STILL not be able to prevent competition. In fact, you spend even more money (and time) trying to defend the undefendable.
Patents are an exceptionally bad idea for innovators with limited funds. Often Patents are 'stolen' and used without the innovators concent because the thief knows that the innovator does not have the money to take them to court.
Patents are only good for about 20 years from date of filing (not issue).
Patents need to be separately patented in every country or companies in another country can use your ideas freely, with no compensation to you.
Copyrights are good for 50 years after the author's death; are automatically valid in over 100 countries; and cost only $20 to register. It makes sense to write books!
By sharing our research publicly we are put in contact with like-minded people around the world, who also share their ideas. This takes years off the research time to develop the best answers in the world.
Then we share the results with everyone by writing a book. Everybody benefits because each person that contributed gets the benefits of everyone else's contribution too. This has turned into an awesome tool for developing technologies quickly.Patent Free sharing and open cooperation are vital to developing and implementing energy alternatives in today's suppressive environment. People who read our literature can build the technology themselves and participate in the free sharing of information. This brings the technology forward at a speed far faster than any previous method. Technology reaches the public in a practical form in months instead of decades. People who have our literature and do not build the technology become customers for those that do build the technology. Public education creates a market for the products of the innovation. Technology develops much faster when ideas are freely shared. Greed stunts the growth potential of a technology by using ideas from only one place. For example: we developed the Brown's Gas technology to a practical state, using ideas from all over the world. The technology continues to develop at an amazing rate because people are sharing their knowledge and experience. Now everyone gets the benefit of that cooperation.
BY-PASS PATANT OFFICE SUPPRESSION
It is this author's conclusion, having studied this effect extensively, that some technology is actively suppressed by the patent office. Example: 'over-unity machines' are not allowed to be patented by Patent Office policy (Note that I said 'policy' not Law).
This is ridiculous because the Patent Office has no function except to record and file patents in case someone needs them in a lawsuit and for public viewing. It's up to the market to determine if a device works or not. If it doesn't work, it won't sell. If someone commits fraud, they get punished.
The biggest irony is that most of the actual patents that I've seen DO NOT WORK as they are outlined in the patent; as anyone who has tried to build a device from a patent can tell you. So to make a policy against patenting anything is bad news, ... very bad news and contains a message ...
There is a man with a proven over-unity machine that has been trying to patent it for over twenty years. A court of law told the patent office to issue him a patent and they STILL wouldn't do it. He has tried to go directly to Congress for a patent, bypassing the patent office. You don't have the benefit of this man's work because he want's to patent it before he'll produce the device commercially. The concept does work, I've seen it myself and participated in the testing. I'm not saying that it's practical yet because the experimental machines are large for the power output, but they do put out more useable electricity than they consume. Sad... and only one example...
Everyone has heard about 'vested interest' buying out inventors, or the government seizing a patent in the interest of national security. These things DO happen to certain inventions (like free energy technologies) and it is made worse by patenting, because 'vested interest' knows that to qualify for a patent you haven't told anyone, so the idea stops right there.
You should be aware that the Patent Office has a program, that anyone can subscribe to, which notifies the subscriber when anyone is trying to get a patent on the technology category they are interested in. You can bet 'vested interest' subscribes to this service. So the inventor notifies the sharks, that he's ready to be eaten, by filing for a patent.
Note: It isn't that 'vested interest' can't make money with the new technology, it's just that it costs money to change and money that they've already invested in the old technology would be lost. They call it 'stranded investment'. So on the basis of finances you don't have free energy that's environmentally compatible and already exists. It's really as simple as that.
If someone can develop and sell inventions better than mine, they should do it. I sincerely believe in free market competition. Free market is what we used to have, it's what made America the greatest superpower on earth. It's what we've lost (due to suppression) and others have picked up, so America is losing ground FAST.I help people make money by providing products that help people save money, become more energy independent and save the earth's resources. This 'marketing strategy' helps me become successful in implementing eco-friendly technologies because the people who make money want to make more money. Those people watch me closely and when I make another product or an improvement, it gets applied worldwide immediately. If you want to make money, a patent is a minor issue. Money is made by marketing the product. Those who have the best product and marketing will make the money. It also helps to be first and biggest. It also helps to be flexible, so you can change constantly to give customers the best product and service. This keeps you as the leader, keeping the market share of the competition limited.
PROTECTION BY PUBLIC DOMAIN
Ironically it has been my experience that making the information public domain actually protects me and those people who distribute my technology several ways:
Industry is loath to tool up when they think someone (anyone) else may compete with them. They are afraid of free market after having been protected so long.
Greedy thinking investors are loath to finance technology that is public domain. In spite of the fact that most patents are bypassed in one way or another anyway. This is OK for me, because I don't want the greedy thinking investors involved with technologies I'm working on. I want the abundance thinking investors.
It becomes redundant for 'vested interest' to try to suppress a technology that has been spread around the world. By making knowledge public domain I'm spared 'suppression grief'. I may make only crumbs, having given the cake away, but those crumbs are all I need and I have something more important, peace of mind :)))
Information that is public domain becomes forever unpatentable by anyone. Or rather, someone could get a patent because the patent office is inefficient that way, but it would be thrown out of court as a useless piece of paper as soon as it was proved that the information was public domain.
I've seen inventors patent ideas that were already patented (or ideas that are public domain) to encourage investors to participate in marketing their product. These patents are legal smoke and are no protection, because the industry either knows or can easily find out the truth. The one left without protection is the investor, and the inventor has actually committed fraud.
There is very little (of the technology that I work with) that has not already been patented and expired, making it public domain. Writing books is also an excellent way to make information public domain. No one can prevent use of this information by patenting.
My ace in the hole is that I am always making my products better. This innovation is assisted by a worldwide volunteer organization. If someone starts selling my 'current' innovation, I can sell a better one shortly. Best free market :))))
In fact, my innovations develop so fast that by the time a book is written it is obsolete. It is still the best printed information in the world, it is just not the best I've got. So anyone who markets (as competion) my technology, will ALWAYS be behind.
In fact, I encourage independent manufacture. Our time is best spent doing innovation, not manufacture and marketing. I also encourage manufacturers to join our information sharing cooperative. Those that share with us will be able to consult with us to get the latest and best information.
Those who cooperate with our sharing techniques will be on the leading edge. This is now a well proven technique and is based on the solid fact that no one person or organization can think of all things. An organized, focused, self-interested group of brainpower will always proceed fastest.
Greedy, secretive people who duplicate our technology without being part of our sharing cooperative are always going to be left behind. This has already happened several times. Greed has it's own way of thinking that automatically limits the potential of any greedy individual or organization.
Patents are useless when technology is developing so fast. Time and money are resources wasted as the patents become obsolete. If the time and money is spent on development and sharing of ideas, then the application develops past that stage and everyone benefits.
By the time we write a book or manufacture a product, the technology has already grown past that point. Why spend time and money patenting something that is obsolete? Why patent a particular technology when we already have something better?
If innovation is patented before we have a chance to make it public domain, then we just figure out a method that is better and make it public domain. This makes their patent obsolete.
This is another reason why it is so counterproductive to patent technologies that are just developing. Others can simply make a change and produce the product anyway. In this case, the money and time spent on a patent is worse than wasted, because it could have been spent on product development and marketing.
All new technology needs to educate the public before it will be universally accepted. Writing books automatically makes a market for the product because people learn what the technology is and how it can benefit them. It also establishes us as an authority because we literally "wrote the book".
The books start the free exchange of information that results in technology advancement and further books. Eventually books are written that allow people to build the projects themselves. This hands-on experimentation feedback quickly refines projects to make very practical applications. The books are again updated to give everyone the benefit of the best knowledge developed by free exchange of information.
In the end, we follow up the books with working devices. The market has been created and the technology made practical by patent free philosophy. Most people do not have time or skills to build the projects themselves, so huge market opportunities are opened up. We either manufacture the products ourselves or help others manufacture. We help those that are willing to help us in return.
Anyone who duplicates our technology without being part of our cooperative assists in promoting the legitimacy of the new technology. It is in their own self-interest to do so, because they have to educate to public the same way to sell the same technology.
Patent Free philosophy is based on abundance mentality. Abundance is all around us. We couldn't possibly take advantage of it all because it's like dipping a bucket of water out of the ocean, the hole fills with more water. Abundance takes many forms and presents many opportunities. The key is to learn to recognize and take advantage of the opportunities as they present themselves.
Looking at Brown's Gas technology as an example. There is enough business for everyone. The market is wide open with opportunities on every side. We recognise trillions of dollars of potential with the market research we've already done.
By not patenting, the technology grows freely, finding it's best applications without restriction. As the technology gets implemented, it increases productivity and creates employment. As ideas are shared, the technology develops and new applications are found. True abundance is shared by all people because the standard of living rises.Patent Free philosophy bypasses greed and suppression, allowing a huge increase in the growth of the technology. For example: Yull Brown spent nearly 30 years and over $25 million dollars trying to commercialize Brown's Gas using the 'patent' route. He spent a significant amount of the money (and his time) on patents and fighting patent infringements; he died penniless. The technology is now developing so fast because we are using the opposite philosophy that Yull Brown used. Why keep using a philosophy that obviously didn't work? If you want a different result, change something. Eagle-Research redeveloped the Brown's Gas technology from scratch in eight months time, with a total research budget of $6,000 per month. Yull Brown was so secretive that he was no help to us. Our machines were half the weight and size; took half the wattage to make the same volume of gas; operate quietly and have safety features not found on any previous designs. We were able to do this by openly cooperating with anyone who is interested in the technology. We finance the research by selling the information (as books) and by selling the world's best Brown's Gas watertorches.
Abundance mentality states, 'help others and you help yourself'. This occurs directly by feedback from those you helped and indirectly because your contribution helped all of mankind and comes back to you through multiple blessings. In the Universe, every positive thought and action, no matter how small, makes a significant difference.
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