Intellectual Property Quotes

Quotes tagged as "intellectual-property" (showing 1-30 of 58)
Thomas Jefferson
“He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.”
Thomas Jefferson, Selected Writings

Linda Sue Park
“If a man is keeping an idea to himself, and that idea is taken by stealth or trickery-I say it is stealing. But once a man has revealed his idea to others, it is no longer his alone. It belongs to the world.”
Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard

Ben Hecht
“A wise man will always allow a fool to rob him of ideas without yelling “Thief.”
If he is wise he has not been impoverished.
Nor has the fool been enriched.
The thief flatters us by stealing.
We flatter him by complaining.”
Ben Hecht, A Child of the Century

Nick Harkaway
“Intellectual property, more than ever, is a line drawn around information, which asserts that despite having been set loose in the world - and having, inevitably, been created out of an individual's relationship with the world - that information retains some connection with its author that allows that person some control over how it is replicated and used.
In other words, the claim that lies beneath the notion of intellectual property is similar or identical to the one that underpins notions of privacy. It seems to me that the two are inseparable, because they are fundamentally aspects of the same issue, the need we have to be able to do something by convention that is impossible by force: the need to ringfence certain information. I believe that the most important unexamined notion - for policymakers and agitators both - in these debates is that they are one: you can't persuade people on the one hand to abandon intellectual property (a decision which, incidentally, would mean an even more massive upheaval in the way the world runs than we've seen so far since 1990) and hope to keep them interested in privacy. You can't trash privacy and hope to retain a sense of respect for IP.”
Nick Harkaway, The Blind Giant

Boris Johnson
“You know, sometimes I don't understand what's wrong with us. This is just about the most creative and imaginative country on earth—and yet sometimes we just don't seem to have the gumption to exploit our intellectual property. We split the atom, and now we have to get French or Korean scientists to help us build nuclear power stations. We perfected the finest cars on earth—and now Rolls-Royce is in the hands of the Germans. Whatever we invent, from the jet engine to the internet, we find that someone else carts it off and makes a killing from it elsewhere.”
Boris Johnson

“The history of patents includes a wealth of attempts to reward friends of the government and restrict or control dangerous technologies.”
James Boyle, The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

“The right to be attributed as an author of a work is not merely a copyright, it is every author’s basic human right”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“Knowledge is very vital in life`s transformation and transition”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

“We live in a world where value of creativity is measured by commercial success, and copyrights are mere instruments of financial benefit, not creative progress”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“The precursor of copyright law served to force the identification of the author so that he could be punished if he proved to be a heretic or a revolutionary”
James Boyle, The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

“There is a Pirate in every one of us”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Representations that do not make sense are the best Trade Marks”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“To achieve patent commercialization success, every inventor must think like a business man”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Every Trade Mark you Build adds to the financial value of your business, much more than your tangible assets”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“We love patents, but not unconditionally;
We believe in patents, but not mindlessly;
We value patents, but not at the cost of our core values; and
We are serious about patents, but saving life always comes first”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“You can derive value from the Indian patent system, provided you know how it works. Stop cribbing about how it is not like another country’s system, and start thinking about how you can gain business value”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Grant is the beginning of the Patent Game, not its end.”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Patents are not forever, but inventions are”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“A Patent is a Grant, but Inventorship is a Right”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Patents need inventors more than inventors need patents”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Inventors do not invent for financial gain, they invent simply because they love to invent”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Inventions cannot be judged on patent parameters, but patents have the ability to take inventions very far”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Most patentability requirements are concepts, they can be moulded to suit your invention”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Risk of patent infringement is relative, often wrapped and presented in absolute terms”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Respect for inventors is the key for success of a patent system”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“You cannot make one invent at gun point. Forget the movies, and think about pampering inventors, not threatening them”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Ideas in your mind have no patent value. They must be expressed or reduced to practice before it is too late”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“Inventors are honorable not because they make a difference, but because they want to make a difference against all odds”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

“True inventors do not sit on their inventions”
Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

James Gleick
“The past folds accordion-like into the present. Different media have different event horizons—for the written word, three millennia; for recorded sound, a century and a half—and within their time frames the old becomes as accessible as the new. Yellowed newspapers come back to life. Under headings of 50 Years Ago and 100 Years Ago, veteran publications recycle their archives: recipes, card-play techniques, science, gossip, once out of print and now ready for use. Record companies rummage through their attics to release, or re-release, every scrap of music, rarities, B-sides, and bootlegs. For a certain time, collectors, scholars, or fans possessed their books and their records. There was a line between what they had and what they did not. For some, the music they owned (or the books, or the videos) became part of who they were. That line fades away. Most of Sophocles' plays are lost, but those that survive are available at the touch of a button. Most of Bach's music was unknown to Beethoven; we have it all—partitas, cantatas, and ringtones. It comes to us instantly, or at light speed. It is a symptom of omniscience. It is what the critic Alex Ross calls the Infinite Playlist, and he sees how mixed is the blessing: "anxiety in place of fulfillment, and addictive cycle of craving and malaise. No sooner has one experience begun than the thought of what else is out there intrudes." The embarrassment of riches. Another reminder that information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom.”
James Gleick, The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

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