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  1. DavidW

    DavidW Guest

    I just watched a doco on Hedy Lamarr. In 1966 she was charged with shoplifting
    $86 worth of items. The case went to a jury trial lasting 6 days. Are they
    kidding? Is that a good use of the justice system? I can't believe it.

    P.S. The bare facts given suggested that she was guilty but she apparently put
    on a marvellous performance and was acquitted. She became rich later when her
    radio frequency hopping invention, patented in 1942 and intended to guide
    torpedos, was used by mobile phones, though they didn't say whether the money
    came from the patent or just because she became famous once more.
  2. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason Guest

    They never tell the full story..
  3. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    Forerunner of CDMA
    Govt of the day wasn't interested.


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  4. Coach

    Coach Guest

    Apparently her left boobie was 4 sizes smaller than her right one,
    which back then, the opposite was far more common (although not to
    THAT degree). Her "fame" was not limited to her radio frequency
    hopping invention. You can't help but wonder if her boobs were the
    same size, would she probably not be a household name these days.
  5. Peter Newby

    Peter Newby Guest

    How strange - an obsession with odd-sized female seconday sexual
    characteristics AND dog excreta - just what OTHER bodily functions
    can't you control?
  6. Coach

    Coach Guest

    Actually, if you were educated enough to actually comprehend what I
    wrote, you'd know that my obsession is with the clever inventer of the
    now commonly used frequency hopping device that you yourself probably
    benefit from every single day. But hey, trust you to try to turn a
    discussion about electronic inventions into a discussion about female
    genitalia. How odd you are.
  7. DavidW

    DavidW Guest

    Thanks for your comment. I always enjoy a good discusion on legal cases and the
  8. Coach

    Coach Guest

    No problem. It is sad however that another poster above completely
    missed the point and substance of the discussion, and tried to turn it
    into a discussion of female genitalia. Especially on Anzac/ANZAC day.
  9. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    If it was patented in 1942 the patent expired in 1962
  10. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "David Wanker"

    ** A jury trial for a small offence is rare - and only happens at the
    insistence of the accused who must bare the dramatically increased cost.

    ** Every citizen has the basic right to be judged by their peers - rather
    than some pompous, corrupt git in a wig.

    Despite what moronic **** heads like you might think.

    ** Bollocks.

    All patents have time limits.

    Circa 20 years max unless something unusual ( like a war) prevents the
    patent being exploited by the holder.

    .... Phil
  11. DavidW

    DavidW Guest

    Once again you are wrong, Phil. Wikipedia says so:
    "In 1998, Ottawa wireless technology developer Wi-LAN Inc. acquired a 49 percent
    claim to the patent from Lamarr for an undisclosed amount of stock"
  12. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "David Wanker is a LIAR "

    ** I am never wrong - you psycho fuckwit pile of excrement !!!

    What Wiki actually says is:

    " The idea was not implemented in the USA until 1962, when it was
    used by U.S. military ships during a blockade of Cuba after the

    ***patent had expired***.

    Perhaps owing to this lag in development, the patent was little known
    until 1997, when the Electronic Frontier Foundation gave Lamarr an
    award for this contribution. In 1998, Ottawa wireless technology
    developer Wi-LAN Inc. acquired a 49 percent claim to the patent from
    Lamarr for an undisclosed amount of stock. "

    WiLan Inc is a Canadian company that collects old and expired patents and
    scams people.

    Not one, single thing you posted was true.

    .... Phil
  13. DavidW

    DavidW Guest

    So? That doesn't make the line I posted untrue.
    How does it scam people when it is the buyer? "I'll buy your worthless patent
    for such-and-such amount of stock." Great scam!
  14. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "David Wanker = LIAR "

    ** Of course it does.

    Expired patents are WORTHLESS.

    ** It does so when it is the SELLER !!


    .... Phil
  15. DavidW

    DavidW Guest

    Uh, we are talking about the _acquisition_ of the patent in return for stock.
    That's all that's relevant to Hedy Lamarr. Address that instead of going off on
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