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Einstein's Implicit Theory of Relativity - of Cognitive Property?

Unexamined influence of patenting procedures (Part #1)


Commentary partially in support of the draft proposal for a Universal Declaration of Patent Responsibilities (2007) as justified in From Patent Rights to Patent Responsibilities: obligations incumbent on owners and licensors of intellectual property (2007)


Introduction
Background
Influences on Einstein's creativity
Influence of patent office procedures
Developing the case
Generic frameworks of "intellectual property"
Cognitive psychology of ownership and possession of property
Einstein's theory as a mirror of the creative process -- a representation
Collective endeavour
Patenting moonshine
References

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Introduction

The argument here is that there is a case for exploring the extent to which it was the discipline required of a patent examiner that moulded or predisposed Albert Einstein's thinking to the formulation of the theory of relativity. Of relevance to the argument developed separately (From Patent Rights to Patent Responsibilities: obligations incumbent on owners and licensors of intellectual property, 2007) is the extent to which Einstein (as a patent clerk) was involved in determining the framing of unique "property", arising from "invention", relative to other such properties -- and claims made with regard to them over a period of time.

His interests may well have predisposed him to generalize both from physical property and from intellectual property to invariant frameworks of space-time. The question of interest is whether the special theory of relativity has unexplored implications for intellectual property and for a more general sense of responsibility in relation to it.

operty and for a more general sense of responsibility in relation to it.


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