28. Intellectual Property & Patents with Stephan Kinsella and Jed Grant
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28. Intellectual Property & Patents with Stephan Kinsella and Jed Grant

Jan 26 2021 • 58m
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Stephan is a patent autorney and Libertarian scholar, from whom I’ve learned a lot over the years. Although he is not an economist, he has made a very important contribution to economics by providing the best alaboration of the case against intellectual property.I highly recommend his paper “Against Intellectual Property”, which I taught in my ECO12 class. Jed Grant is CEO of and founder of OpenCryptoAlliance, which is attempting to help fight patent trolls in the bitcoin space. We discussed the nature of patents and the threat they pose for bitcoiners and bitcoin companies, and how they attempt to fix it.Links mentioned in the seminar:The Overwhelming Empirical Case Against Patent and Copyright Legal Scholars: Thumbs Down on Patent and Copyright Tabarrok: Patent Policy on the Back of a Napkin AskProfWolff: Patents and Copyrights: A Socialist Approach What would a blockchain patent war look like? A Patent War is Coming… Alibaba on Track to Be the Largest Blockchain Patent Holder by End of 2020: Study The Current State of Blockchain Patents The Fight against Intellectual Property Boldrin and Levine: The Case Against Patents Economic and Game Theory Against Intellectual Monopoly Lotnet – Prevent unwanted litigation while preserving the use of your patents Do Business Without Intellectual Property Defensive Patent Publishing Enjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses and read chapters of his forthcoming books by becoming a member. Find out more here.THE BITCOIN STANDARD TOOLKIT/SPONSORSNYDIG - https://nydig.comCyphersafe - OKCoin - - - App -
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