At the end of this month, the last patent issued by the GDR government will be expiring, the twenty year term having passed since reunification in October 1990. Patent terms are somewhat human, at 20 years—things invented and patented in my lifetime have now fallen into the public domain. Copyright is so much longer (generally, [...]
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