"Jet engines were developed by researchers working for the British Government. They transferred the technology to the US during World War II. Does GE not "profit from" jet engines?"Well, you are wrong once again. "Dr. Hans von Ohain and Sir Frank Whittle are both recognized as being the co-inventors of the jet engine. Each worked separately and knew nothing of the other's work. Hans von Ohain is considered the designer of the first operational turbojet engine. Frank Whittle was the first to register a patent for the turbojet engine in 1930. Hans von Ohain was granted a patent for his turbojet engine in 1936. However, Hans von Ohain's jet was the first to fly in 1939. Frank Whittle's jet first flew in in 1941."Both were by private parties and patented. The German aircraft industry made millions during WW2, even as Hitler ran the country into the ground. The companies were privately owned. The British patents resulted in royalties paid.source http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bljetengine.htm...strike 1---------"The Internet was developed by government, then transitioned to the private sector. Does no one "make a profit" from the internet?"Actually, the internet was developed by university and private industry gurus.....who patented most of the hardware......formed their own companies to deliver it....and made lots of money. You want to build hardware, or software for the internet? Likely you are going to pay LOTS in royalties, if you can even build it wihtout stumbling across patents you can't even license. STRIKE 2---------Wireless? Heck it was Marconi and his
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