NASA Makes 56 Patents Available In Public Domain

Posted: May 7 2016, 11:01am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


NASA Makes 56 Patents Available in Public Domain
  • NASA introduces Central Information Hub of Patents

NASA has introduced a central information hub of public domain patents. This is being done as a welfare service.

NASA has released over 56 patents into the public domain. It recently celebrated the inauguration ceremony of its database that contains many defunct patents.

SpaceX will be one such private space company which will gain the maximum leverage via this mechanism. Yet that is not all that will occur thanks to this action undertaken by NASA. A great many other users may benefit immensely from this initiative. 

Space spin-offs have led to the betterment of society and its citizens. There are hundreds of thousands of NASA inventions that are used in ordinary everyday circumstances by people in their homes, offices and the Great Outdoors.

Among the applications may be included prosthetic limbs and breast biopsies. The head of NASA’s Technology Transfer Program said that he was fostering a new era of entrepreneurship.

It is hoped that this will put America at the forefront of high tech manufacturing and economic competitiveness. NASA has definitely gone head over heels into the cash nexus and the economic game. Commercialization is the name of this new scheme. 

Thousands of patents were issued by NASA in the past. Even smaller firms were allowed to employ its technological innovations in their daily repertoire.

However, now with this latest database that has been launched, the valuable information will be freely available to anyone with some gumption and chutzpah.

All entrepreneurs, who are in reality heroes of economic life, will thus get their chance to create new products and services. This will enhance novel businesses which will in turn provide more jobs.

However, NASA has not released all the patents. Some which may be taken unfair advantage of by lesser outside agencies are still a secret. They will in fact remain so until the future times when they are deemed suitable to be made accessible. 

The spacecraft and marketable goods will have a thousand and one applications in real life. So society will progress via the road-testing of science in the form of hard-core technology.

What began as a rocket has today literally rocked the world by changing both the landscape and mindscape of the populace. The world is a different and better place thanks to NASA.

The space agency’s plans to make “freedom of information” a solid fact will pay off in scads of applications that will add to the richness and complexity of the world we inhabit. 

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