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    Angry Patent Applications

    Lately I have seen many things that deveiam not be patented, receiving a patent from the government.

    This time, I found a patent for a time machine.
    http://www.google.com/patents?id=oH2bAAAAEBAJ&zoom=4&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q& f=false

    If someone can patent a time machine, imagine what else can be patented.

    All this is getting ridiculous, and making non-sense.

    The patent offices urgently need to change their rules, soon all the existing GPL code will be patented.

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    This one is my preferred example going to the same conclusion...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_exercising_a_cat

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    No problem. You can always go back in time and claim prior art

    My favorite is the patent on the combover.
    http://www.google.com/patents?id=H4k...022227&f=false

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Mahoney View Post
    No problem. You can always go back in time and claim prior art

    My favorite is the patent on the combover.
    http://www.google.com/patents?id=H4k...022227&f=false
    I am not sure you kept up with the american patient system which was once the envoy of the world.

    However the socialists who want to destroy the american capitalist system have changed it and many other laws. They called it the "American Invents Act". Sure the system had flaws but it actually allowed the little man to have a chance. The best example of the little guy winning was the intermittent window wiper for cars. The little guy fought for years in the courts and won. The point is the powers to be did not like that and a movie was recently made about that. Anyway prior art is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.


    The following from http://cdixon.org/2011/09/16/summary...a-invests-act/

    First to File System:

    The United States will move to a first-to-file system instead of a first-to-invent system. This will put the US in closer alignment with rest of the world in determining priority of invention based on the earliest date a patent application was filed with a patent office. There is a limited one-year grace period related to public disclosures made by the inventor.

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    Yes there are crazy patients. Some of the craziest are in compression. With the sad fact that education in the U.S. is headed for a low level even among the third world countries don't expect it to get any better. If you really invent a new compression code. I don't think the little man has a chance. A big company that writes obscure patients through the subject matter could claim your code as theirs. They don't need to show any practical written code. Maybe yours is the first example of such code. But the company filed first and that's all that counts to the average bureaucratic. Do you really think you could prove to a judge who most likely hates math and science that your code is not subject to some prior patent. You would need really deep pockets to even fight the case. It will be fun to sit back and which various companies fight other companies each claiming there patient covers the other companies code. Oh well if they start fighting with China over the issues maybe we can get back some of the money that is flowing to there.

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