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What would happen if you were given over $2 trillion? That’s right, if someone walked up to you and gave you $2 trillion. That could never happen, right?
In fact, that is exactly what has just happened.
Except instead of cold hard cash The Global Innovation Commons has just given you $2 trillion worth of innovations. While the patent system has been around since the 17th century when it was developed by nobles in Italy and England, it may surprise you that the system was designed to benefit people like you. Patents were supposed to provide the public with disclosure in an effort to help advance science and useful knowledge. If an inventor shared enough information to teach the public about a new development or useful technology, they would have a limited time (about 20 years) to decide who could use that idea.
There is some good news and some bad news. First, the bad news. For the past 30 years, patents have been abused. Instead of being used to expand the public’s knowledge, they have been used as business and legal weapons. Over 500,000 patents covering everything you do have served to keep you from benefiting in many aspects of your life. Many life-saving treatments have been kept from the market because they threaten established business interests. The world’s ecosystem has been severely damaged because technologies have been kept from entering the market.
Now for the good news. The thirty year “cold war” of innovation is over. Today, you now have access to it all. In the Global Innovation Commons, we have assembled hundreds of thousands of innovations- most in the form of patents- which are either expired, no longer maintained (meaning that the fees to keep the patents have lapsed), disallowed, or unprotected in most, if not all, relevant markets.
This means that, as of right now, you can take a step into a world full of possibilities, not roadblocks. If you want clean water for China or Sudan- it is in here. If you want carbon-free-energy – it is in here. If you want food production for Asia or South American- it is in here.
But here is the catch. We are sharing this under a license. The license is really simple. If you use this information, you must share what you are doing with everyone else. If you improve upon it, you must share your improvements with everyone else. And finally, if you use any of this information, you must reference the “Global Innovation Commons”. That is it. When you take the next step, turn the possibilities into realities. Begin your journey HERE.