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Is it true that America was the first country to come up with the idea of patents?

Asked by archaeopteryx (873points) May 24th, 2009
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nikipedia's avatar

No way, dude. Patents were around before American existed. From link: “The history of patents and patent laws is generally considered to have started in Italy with a Venetian Statute of 1474 which was issued by the Republic of Venice.”

YARNLADY's avatar

Is google broken, again?

ubersiren's avatar

@YARNLADY : I permit you to use my line when needed. Good show. I was going to say the same.

YARNLADY's avatar

@ubersiren thank you, I was going to give you credit, honest. It’s just too good to let go of.

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