Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 15:31 UTC
Legal Joel Spolsky killed a Microsoft patent application in just a few minutes - he found prior art and submitted it, and the USPTO examiner rejected the patent because of it. "Micah showed me a document from the USPTO confirming that they had rejected the patent application, and the rejection relied very heavily on the document I found. This was, in fact, the first 'confirmed kill' of Ask Patents, and it was really surprisingly easy. I didn't have to do the hard work of studying everything in the patent application and carefully proving that it was all prior art: the examiner did that for me." This is all under the umbrella of 'Ask Patents'.
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RE[5]: Why
by Kochise on Wed 24th Jul 2013 11:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Why"
Kochise
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2006-03-03

Replying to myself :

What if Einstein patented/copyrighted E=m.c² or Marie Curie the Radium (X-ray and such) ?

Some kind on patent litigation on these would have been so much fun for the "benefit/experience of the consumers" (c) iDiot

Kochise

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