The catch: DiForte says he will hand over patents, including pending and provisional ones, on 22 products to “legitimate” companies only if they agree to make the products and create jobs.
This would have been a patent for all uses of the telegraph—and would also have included the Internet.
Contestants frequently make the same mistake which annoys me every time.
He lost, the judge saying the Mercedes signal was different enough, but even the judge had to admit his lawyers were lousy.
Toe Puppets Next show after my pedicure.
Technically, there is no such thing as a “provisional patent.”
On July 17, 1902 in the midst of a steamy summer, Dr.
Nearly all of the economic evidence shows that patents tend to do more harm than good.
There’s a good chance that you’ve heard about the controversy around software patents, but you probably don’t know the story of Martin Goetz, who got the very first software patent in 1968.
Amazon has patented “anticipatory package shipping,” a system that ships products before customers have actually bought them â€” based on what it predicts they will buy, according to NPR.