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Evil Designers Guide to Copying Patents

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by D from BC, Mar 21, 2007.

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  1. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    That gives me an idea for a new television show.. Take Miami Vice but
    instead of cops have electronics engineers as the main
    characters..They investigate copied IP..
    Or rip the tv show CSI...and call it IPI...Intellectual Property
    Throw in car chases, fights, explosions, endless drama and the show
    may survive a first season. :)
    D from BC
  2. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    I have a interest in slowing down or eliminating reverse engineering..
    Making something copy proof would dodge the costly patent process.
    Likewise, making electronics copy proof can also hide ripped patents.

    I'm sure there's some engineers out there that have basement labs.
    Occasionally they get visited by "Mr. Green" that drops off an
    envelope of cash and new gizmo to copy. :)
    D from BC
  3. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    I heard about some guy who accidentally patented the wheelbarrow! All he
    actually had was a pair of (fairly clever) swivel handles, to make it
    easier to dump, but the good ol' USPTO issued a patent for the whole
    bloody thing!

    ("Hey, Charlie, what have you been stealing all these years?"
    "Wheelbarrows.") ;-)

  4. It is doable. However the Chinese have the best system - just pay off the
    local cops and sneak the crap into the USA.
  5. krw

    krw Guest

    I don't see how this is possible. The USPTO doesn't write claims,
    only accepts or rejects them. It would be fraud for him to submit
    claims that read such.
    Have you priced sand recently? ;-)
  6. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    But you'd need seme sex, too, to sell the show, and who's going to
    believe a bunch of engineers having steamy sex?

    Like they say, the only use that women have for engineers is to marry

  7. The judge is the one who can throw it out of court before a jury is even
    The point being, everything not explicitly forbidden is permissible.

    Dirk - The UK's only occult talk show
    Presented by Dirk Bruere and Marc Power on ResonanceFM 104.4
  8. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Ahhh..but I have an entertaining idea to put sex into the show..The
    engineers constantly try to get the women in all sorts of clever and
    amusing ways but don't succeed.. That'll be believable.

    Here goes...
    Episode 1 of IPI
    Tubbs gets captured by a Taiwan IP theft boss and is forced to eat
    transistors until Crocket agrees not to expose the counterfeit Ipods
    shipping to the US.

    Episode 2: Tubbs and Crocket get hired by Bill Gates to track down
    Vista copiers. Car chases and exploding computers!! Unknown is Bill
    Gates true intent.

    Episode 3: Tubbs goes for Crockets sister but she can't stand hearing
    about ASIC's and uC code protection.

    Episode 4: Crocket gets trapped in an air duct while sneaking into
    AMD. Intel denies any involvement.
    D from BC
  9. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

    But, you seem to forget that patent infringement and copyright
    violation _are_ explicitly forbidden. By law.

    And, more importantly, by ethics, since what isn't yours isn't yours
    to use as you see fit.

    I don't understand why that's such a difficult concept to come to
    terms with, since if someone took something of yours that was
    valuable, without your permission, and sold it for their own gain
    without even giving you credit for it, I'd expect that you'd be
    unhappy with that.

    Wouldn't you be?
  10. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Hahhhaha... good one.
  11. Guest

    Fucking idiot. It's an old Usenet protocol that if you're going to
    answer something point by point to use a preamble to explain what
    you're doing. That is NOT top posting. Fucking NOOB.
  12. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Being new at usenet discussions, I was called a "top poster" one time.
    I was thinking.....Cool...I'm at the top!! I got the high
    score..Somehow there's a score system on here. :)
    Or maybe I'm posting too much and there's a courteous limit..
    I quick check on wiki fixed that..
    D from BC
  13. Guest

    Item 1 works quite well. Example? Cordic processing shows up in all
    sorts of communications chips, and I swear if you analyzed the 400 or
    so patents, somebody is stealing from somebody. And this doesn't
    include the people who just don't bother to mention they are using the
    algorithm. How does a competitor know you are using a cordic verses a
    taylor series or brute force look-up table with phase accumulation.

    Too much crap is patented as the standards are quite low.
  14. No matter how tall a building is...a dog can still piss on it.

    That should be, like, chiseled in stone overhead the entrance to... I dunno,
    something great!
  15. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    I've got nine inches of preamble for your ass, little girl.

    Fucking top posting Usenet retard.
  16. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Yeah... didn't see any reference to "preamble posting" there
  17. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    It's a line I picked up from somewhere... Forgot the source..
    I think the original line was:
    "There isn't a building so tall that a dog can't piss on."
    I liked the meaning but not the wording so I made my own variation.
    It's like I ripped someones philosophical property...
    Call it ripped PP..
    D from BC
  18. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    This post made me wonder, "WTF CORDIC?", so I asked google. The
    first hit was pretty cool - I especially like item 1.1:

  19. I remember Kodak coming out with their own version and losing the lawsuit
    big-time. I still see the cameras in thrifts here and there - no film for
    them so what's the point?
  20. You well know it's not as simple as that.
    All copyrights and patents get you is entry to the court, providing you
    have enough money.
    There's no such thing in business.
    The rules are written down and interpreted by the courts.
    That's the beginning and end of it.


    Dirk - The UK's only occult talk show
    Presented by Dirk Bruere and Marc Power on ResonanceFM 104.4
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