Patents. Trademarks. Copyright.
All are different ways to claim ownership over ideas. Can we legitimately own ideas? How does the system of idea ownership influence the creation of new inventions, products, and stories?
As an engineer I have worked for over 10 years in the patent and product development field and I'm happy to share some personal experience as well as some interesting theory and history on this topic.
(To promote this discussion on intellectual property, I enjoyed copying and adapting this meetup description without permission of the author. - Evan Black)