The Immorality of Burying Patents

Type of Submission


Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Alumni Hall


Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 5:00 PM



The objective of this poster is to show that burying patents is unethical. To bury a patent is to buy a patent and keep Its contents from the public's view or use. The greatest dilemma in burying patents today can be seen in the impact oil companies have on the new energy source solution. The first phase of this project approaches the non-Christian moral views of burying patents from an existential, teleological, and deontological perspective. The main focus of the poster is the view of burying patents from Christian ethics. This project discusses how the First and Ninth Commandments relate to dealing with patents. The project then Identifies the Creation Mandate and the obligations it holds in regards to burying patents.

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Apr 10th, 1:00 PM Apr 10th, 5:00 PM

The Immorality of Burying Patents

Cedarville, OH