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Comment: Re:Poor delusional old man (Score 1) 190

by mjwalshe (#48860259) Attached to: Japanese Nobel Laureate Blasts His Country's Treatment of Inventors
depends on the area if your day job is rnd in electronics and you invent a new method for manufacturing a compoant there Isnot a cat in hells chance in alglo saxon legal systems of say that its not "related" to your employment - as opposed to say you wrote a billboard hit they wouldn't own any of the rights to that.

Comment: Re:Entrapment is lazy policing (Score 1) 388

by mjwalshe (#48582275) Attached to: Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier
mm that is the reason until recently in the uk you had to for sensitive jobs in the civil service have both sets of grandparents as natural born I certainly had to provide names and addresses of both sets at work as my boss had bent the rules and got me to analyses some experimental data that was defence related .
Its a bit more relaxed now but some jobs still have reserved status.

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