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Blogs by Thibault Schrepel

  • Patent Privateering - Patents as weapons

    Patent Privateering - Patents as weapons

    | Economy
    In the late 16th century, Queen Elizabeth I of England commissioned Francis Drake to sail for America. The Queen asked him to plunder Spanish vessels on his way there. Francis Drake became a pirate commissioned by the crown. This type of "legal" pirate was called a "privateer." They allowed nations ...