Friday, December 10, 2004

U.S. Patent No. 6368227

U.S. Patent No. 6368227
Covers the method of swinging on a swing. So if you are in the US and want to sit on a swing, get ready to pay royalties to 5 year old Steven Olson.
Doesn't come much as a surprise, given that someone patented fire and wheel.

I think i can apply for a patent on "A liquid chemical prepared by the complex atomic conjunction of molecular hydrogen and molecular oxygen, that supports and sustains the highly organized auto-cannibalizing system naturally emerging from conditions common on planetary bodies, and consisting of a population of replicators capable of mutation, around each set of which a homeostatic metabolizing organism, which actively helps reproduce and/or protect the replicator(s), has evolved and derivations thereof"

For more info on such patents and the flaws in the US patent system: IEEE Article on US patents

PS: How many patents does 6 year old Calvin have? His dad is a patent attorney.

2 comments:

Praveer said...

Anthro, Links not working :(

Sanjeeth said...

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=4022227.WKU.&OS=PN/4022227&RS=PN/4022227
This one is hilarious too!