[clug] Today In Stupid: US6025810: Hyper-light-speed antenna?

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Apr 8 22:25:50 GMT 2009

Simon Pascal Klein wrote on 8/4/09 11:52 PM:

> It doesn’t have to work, nor even be real to be patented?
> —Pascal

Yep, you don't have to build one to file a patent.

Patents have to be "novel, non-obvious and useful". FTL qualifies.

In return for being granted a monopoly (the patent), 'full disclosure'
is required. Failure to disclose is cause of action to challenge a
patent. FTL may fail there.

In Australia, Patent Office won't accept "Perpetual Motion" designs.
There is some sanity.
If you can show FTL results in "Perpetual Motion", that'd be cause to
throw it out.

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

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