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Apple’s New iPad Patent Reveals The Absurdity Of Our Patent System

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Sasqui, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Sasqui

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    This makes me ill.

    Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/dail...bsurdity-patent-system-143108743.html#more-id
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Any links to the actual patent?
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    Blame the silly laws not the one who abuses them.
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    has anyone patented a pen1s? then i can patent my pen1s?

    then everyone boy born will have to pay me money. i will be rich.

    *troll logic*
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    Next apple patents the line and curve.
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    I'm not even gonna read all that shit to know that patent system is fucked lol
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    Patenting Shapes..................seems legit :rolleyes:

    I guess we will see Triangular hand devices now??
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    Go ahead and patent it.

    And that document is small. Scroll to the images on the bottom.
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    Can we sue Apple for monopolizing shapes?

    My small business is unable to profit from rectangles with rounded edges in a world that demands rectangles with rounded edges. I demand restitution.
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    EU will do that for you. In a few years time Apple will have to sell rectangles with the option of either rounded corners or squared corners, not just rounded ones. Also, Apple will be banned from selling squares, but they will be able to appeal that decision.
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    lol funny

    what a crock of crap though, they'll try and patent the colour white next
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    It's called "iPod Signature White" for a reason, y'know...
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    I like your thinking there...
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    actually I wouldn't patent the penis itself I would patent poles that extend and use that to sue every man on earth and some extra people:D
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    It costs less time and money for them to just approve a patent like this and have it fought out in the law courts, than it does to actually do the analytical work necessary in the patent office...
    But then again, some patents are so absurd that they must, at least sometimes, just blindly approve some.
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    they should not approve it coz the shape is generic, i mean rectangle with rounded corners has been used for long time not only in electronic stuff so it shouldnt be patented
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    Design patents are nothing new. Nearly every company in the world uses or should use them, since they are supposed to keep people from knocking off products. Normally it's a good thing.

    The Xbox, PlayStation, etc all have design patents issued.

    The unique and disturbing thing about the iPad design patent is the generic shape. It just doesn't fit into the scope of what a patent is designed for. It's far too generic.
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    People, regular people, should sue. If there's a lawsuit that starts up or wants to start up I'm on board. This is a concept to work against the interests of free enterprise and consumers.
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    That'll get Judge Koh to lower some of the damages against Samsung. Just a few more patents are needed to be sniped.
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    The USPTO really needs to get a grip. It's their lax patents that lead to all the legal shite. Pretty sure these wouldn't be passed in the UK. Wow, I didn't even bitch about Apple there!

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