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Re: FAT patents. Do we need to revive non-US?

Em Qua, 2006-01-11 às 17:16 -0500, Michael Marsh escreveu:
> On 1/11/06, Jochen Schulz <ml@well-adjusted.de> wrote:
> > But you definitely have to come up with some soft of working
> > implementation, be it hard- or software, I agree.
> Actually, that requirement was dropped awhile ago.  You only have to
> roughly describe an implementation.  There are actually a lot of
> patents that have been issued for "inventions" that won't work.  The
> USPTO specifically disallows patents on alleged perpetual motion
> machines, but has been known in recent years to grant patents on
> perpetual motion machines masquerading under different names. 
> "Zero-point energy" is a particularly popular one.
> Rest assured, software isn't the only area in which the US patent
> system is somewhat askew.

Yep, there are a lot of "mystic" Patents on water, which make no sense
at all. Something patented does in no way mean that it works and even
less that the explication makes a sense at all.


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