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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Vladimir Vassilevsky, Jan 24, 2008.

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  1. john jardine

    john jardine Guest

    Looks like we're all now guilty of infringement and liable for payment to
    use this idea.
    This continual patenting and re-patenting of any old rubbish has debased the
    concept and brought the patent system into disrepute. For most of the time
    the only beneficiaries are the lawyers and they laugh all the way to the
    It would be a joke for the rest of us but these patents have support of
    the law and in this particular instance, we are -all- liable for court
    action and dues, until we prove prior art.
    It's now time the patenting process was reformed.

    In future all patent applications will be voted on by a peer group familiar
    with that area (at a cost of course) . If that peer group returns a majority
    verdict then the idea can be pursued for further consideration.
    No majority vote and the idea is dead in the water. Split voting and appeal
    can be made to higher levels.
    Due process should then kill about 99.99% of all present day applications.

    Who though then guards/selects the guardians?.
    I cringe to think that an MS hack or Dijkstra be allowed to vote on any
    software ideas.
  2. Joel Koltner

    Joel Koltner Guest

    Wikipedia has links to a 1947 pocket proector patent as well as various other
    web sites with a detailed history -->

    Funny how pocket protectors became nerdy in the '80s whereas a contemporary
    cell phone probably would have been considered ultra-nerdy if carried around
    by the average person in, say, 1970.
  3. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Only claims 1, 7, 9, 11, 18, 24 and 26 are independent; all others
    stand or fall on these.
    And those claims are so obvious - especially to those skilled in the
    art, that one might ask how much of a bribe was used to get it awarded.
  4. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    This looks like a nerd custom for Halloween. album/images/Nerd Kit_jpg.jpg

    D from BC
    British Columbia
  5. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

  6. donald

    donald Guest

    A doctor, a lawyer and a nerd where at a bar talking about having a wife
    or a girl friend.

    The doctor ways get a girl friend, shes good for exercise and your heart.
    If it does not work out, you can get another girl friend.

    The lawyer says get a wife, sign a pre-nup and protect yourself.

    The nerd says get a wife and a girlfriend. So the wife thinks your with
    the girlfriend and the girlfriend thinks your with the wife.

    And you can go to the lab.

  7. krw

    krw Guest

    '80s? They were considered nerdy in the '60s. Heaven forbid one
    wore a slip-stick scabbard in the '60s or a calculator holster in
    the '70s. Those genes are going nowhere.
    I thought about that too when I first started wearing it on my belt.
    I guess it's OK to wear such things if the jocks even know how to
    use it.

  8. Jocks? They can't even remember how to put on their 'straps'! ;-)

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  9. you're

    A true nerd wouldn't make these mistakes. ;-)
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