Can this 'Ebay for gadget ideas' Kickstarter really replace the patent system?
The journalist calls it "The next big thing", comparing it to Ebay, Facebook, Twitter, Kickstarter... But I'm not so sure. The service wants to take any idea you've had in any genre and auction it to be companies, and replace the patent system in the process. Seriously, the idea of angel investors for our ideas sounds nice, but ultimately this just looks to be a not entirely necessary middleman service.
Anyone want to start a betting pool for when the first lawsuit is filed against this supposed service?
Maybe it will work. Maybe it's cool. $10 - $95 to submit an idea to big companies is steep, IMHO, when you can do it for free yourself, with a bit of legwork and elbow grease.
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