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News Company claims icon patent

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 29 Dec 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I have one word that sums this up:

    tits
     
  3. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    I cant beleive this kind of bull is still going on. There should be a point where some things are in common use and no one can just claim it is theirs.

    Maybe I should patent something really common and sue everyone for damages, sure beats a real business plan or having real products and services.
     
  4. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    100% agree. Patents should be effective for 10 years max, at least to drive technology evolution forward.
    I can't believe it's even possible to claim patent for simple UI like this. That's just hilarious.
     
  5. Pricester

    Pricester New Member

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    The really frustrating thing is that even if the Judge is smart, and slaps the plaintiff with huge fees for wasting the court's time, all that will happen is the plaintiff will file for bankruptcy and start up again with the same business model in 6 months' time!
     
  6. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    I needed a good early morning laugh, thanks :hehe:
     
  7. PhenomRed

    PhenomRed New Member

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    Can i patent breathing?
     
  8. itazura

    itazura PAWAA GURABU DAISUKI, YABAI DESU YO

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    wat.

    seriously, that's all i have to say. crazy.
     
  9. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    I think that that is patent abuse. Another example: a mini game while loading a game is patented.
     
  10. n3mo

    n3mo New Member

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    Well, today I'm patenting "relocating one body part to the front of another, similar one for the purpose of locomotion". I am going to be soo rich.
     
  11. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    don't give them any ideas. the USTPO and patent trolls need to die in a fire.
     
  12. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    For something to be patented it need to be something that is "different or new"


    which breathing isn't but still don't give anyone ideas
     
  13. Vittorio

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    They will be going after all the relatives of the lost tribes now. They used to worship idols and have graphical representations of them to perform various tasks.
     
  14. bilbothebaggins

    bilbothebaggins New Member

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  15. mclintox

    mclintox Eat cheese!

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    No man,they're useful
     
  16. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    I will papent the concept of "bits"! HA!

    then i will sue everyone (including Cygnus) for illegal use of MY idea.
    BTW, everyone else in this post owes me money!
     
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  17. mauvecloud

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    Didn't Xerox invent icons back in the 1970s? If anybody could patent them, it would be Xerox, not Cygnus.
     
  18. billt9

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    Old legal maxim: Anyone can sue anyone at anytime for anything. Winning, now that's something else.

    The patent office should be chastized for issuing such patents.
     
  19. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    holy wtf‽ where did you drag this old thread up from?
     
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