The Public Need and the Role of the Inventor

The Public Need and the Role of the Inventor : Proceedings of a Conference Held in Monterey, California, June 11-14, 1973 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Public Need and the Role of the Inventor: Proceedings of a Conference Held in Monterey, California, June 11-14, 1973 The etip program was initiated in fiscal year 1973 as part of the President's program to stimulate technological innovation for the solution of national problems. The objective of the program is to learn how the Federal Government can provide policies and incentives which will encourage greater technological in novation in the private sector. The recommendation of the National Inventors Council also arose from the Council's concern about the technological problems facing our Nation: increasing international competition, dwindling productivity, massive environmental problems, and the necessity for improving the quality of life for its citizens. The Council felt that the challenge is to revitalize our capacity for beneficial technological innovation, strengthening our industries at home and bolstering our trade position abroad. Yet, the Council recognized that there is considerable difference of opinion about the value of the patent system and about the processes of invention and innovation. Nor do we know enough about the barriers that impede the conception and nurture of new ideas and their development into new products and processes. We need to know more about what the climate for invention is and how to make it one in which America's inventors can flourish for the common good. The Conference was organized to bring together experts in the fields of invention and innovation to present their views on these problems, with the hope of educating those not familiar with the issues in volved, of stimulating further interest and discussion, and of recommending action in those instances where action is called for, 'and studies to be made in those areas where further information is most urgently needed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 64 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243106580
  • 9780243106585