Pisa University Oscar Masi prize.
In the year 2002, 'The Pisa University' assigned the innovation Oscar Masi prize, to the project gasdriver (hybrid propeller) produced by the Fiat Company (Ref.: Pisa University - Industrial innovation Oscar Masi Prize 2002), without accomplish some investigation on the patent rights (and therefore to ascertain a strength worth of innovation) that the same Fiat company would have had to produce around the system about what was claiming the merit.
Would have been enough to bind Fiat to produce the italian patent document (since there would be no reason to patento nly in the United States and not in Italy too for an Italian firm) to realize to face a violation on the intellectual ownership! Them in fact don't exist in reason for an antecedent Italian patent, that would have prevented it.
This way to operate shows the wish to use the ideas in fraudulent way without any scruple, since the malice is comprehensible for whoever you observe the appening and similarly it appears as this way to act is the normalcy of approach to the intellectual resources: they purchases if they are forced, otherwise does as they can enjoy on the shoulders of the others, whit full indifference to any ethical worth and by legal matter, when it is possible not to fear it.
The patent what the Fiat has gotten to the foreign countries for the carrying idea of the project (assemblage in line of the motor apparatuses, separated by two clutch for the management of the motions) achieved, are void but none of the builders will put it in work or will contest it since in these years all have prepared some alternative projects in to pursue the same purposes..
And' permissible to wonder some motive for which the cultural institutes don't investigate on the beneficiaries of the their symbolic prizes.
The answer can consist of privileging the sociocultural event that suits to them.
In this blog
you can read the history of a classical case of patent fraud similar to so many other contentiouses that the chronicle brings, and how much transitory is the individual matters by law, despite the very settled rights of the single ones, when in the middle stay important economic reality.
Here under the original sketches of the two projects:
The original patent... (assigned 9-10-2002)
Frizione n. 2 = clutch
motore elettrico = electric device
Frizione n. 1 = clutch
(this sketch shows the idleness of the author, that has used an old word processing)
The pride of the Fiat innovation... (published at Januar 16, 2003)
Main detail of the patentable idea in Fiat patent...
6 electric device
The visible underlying part, pertains to a management device of the different interactive elements, is not patentabile because exists from the servant / assisted mechanics advent .
(they have perhaps used a professional draftsman)