Friday, June 30, 2006

Patent Law Update

Nicole sent me this interesting article yesterday, about an attempt to patent a method of using a swing. The most bizzare thing, of course, is that the patent was initially granted.

Yep, you read that right.

I'm going to go back now and figure out a way to patent how I am eating my lunch.

5 comments:

Joe said...

Patent law is such a fucking disgrace; I'm grateful any time people bring attention to that fact.

And at least, unlike Amazon's one-click or the like, this was harmless.

Joe said...

Er, I should clarify: the state of patent law in the US today.

Chris said...

Speaking of silly IP law, this is classic.

Dara said...

Chris, I'm glad you're making full use of your CLE time. How is the Radisson?

Chris said...

The Radisson is very nice, thank you. I've already learned of various fascinating new developments in the areas of bankruptcy and family law, among others, and am currently engrossed in a presentation about the benefits of LLCs as compared with other business entities (which, I gather, are quite numerous). The complimentary Mountain Dew supply is running low.