It gives you a good feeling to see how many people are committed to doing something useful in this time of crisis. Very often this involves patents. I spoke to an entrepreneur who wants to make protective equipment and wonders whether he will infringe on third party patents in the future. That risk turned out not to be so great. In another case, a major pharmacist did not want to reveal the composition of a test fluid, but it has already been described in one of his patents for a long time.

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