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Old July 6, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Default Does This New Apple Patent Put PC OEMs in Trouble?

The intellectual property office of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is cautioning PC OEMs in the country that a new Apple patent may expose manufactures that produce ultrabooks to patent litigation in the United States.

Read more here: Does This New Apple Patent Put PC OEMs in Trouble? | Hardware Canucks
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Bugger - I am afraid to invent or build anything..I might get sued.

Err wait...I will most likely get sued in this 21st Century, the century where inventions and creativity ground to a halt.
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This is not remotely close to the intent of patent law. We have a problem.
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**** the patent system. It's broken.
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You are absolutely correct and there is a US Judge that agrees with you. check this link or my earlier post

The US patent system is out of kilter - Leading judge speaks out | TechEye

Sorry I did not see this post when I wrote the other thread
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CLAIM The ornamental design for an electronic device, as shown and described.
United States Patent: D661296
Hmm I don't know about US, but in Canada that would be an industrial design as the claim is "ornamental".

In any case, since the idea of being original has been lifted for the purpose of filing patents, who's with me to patent the following items?
  • Touch screen as a user interface device
  • Public worldwide network of computer devices
  • Use of DC current to power electronic devices
  • Transmission of digital signal using radio waves
  • Resistive device used for conversion of electrical power into light (a.k.a. incandescent bulb filament)
  • Basic mechanical assembly for conversion of one type of physical work into another type of physical work (a.k.a. simple machines)
  • Human gait for slow travelling (a.k.a. walking)
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  • Human gait for slow travelling (a.k.a. walking)
I think there might still be time to patent that last one.
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I think there might still be time to patent that last one.
A robot walking on the left video, and beegees on the right...oh the internet, such a glorious series of tubes.
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