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2007-02-04 Patents Are Only For Old Machines

Patents Are Only For Old Machines

Patents are only for the old machine

When walking in the countryside, we discovered an old and rusted farming machine for the harvest of the hay. The machine by itself looks very strange but I was surprised by the metal label on top : "patent melichar-hajek". Yes, a part of the machine was patented (around 1944, thanks Google for the new patent search). I took a picture of it for the history… I'm still convinced that the patent system is an outdated system for today's world.