"Immortal computing" initiative by Microsoft
Jim Isbell, W5JAI
jim.isbell at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 17:39:43 CST 2007
I believe those items fall under the other heading mentioned,
"obvious". Also, I doubt there would be much money to be made from
the first two of those patents......another motivation for seeking for
patents. As for the one that has commercial possibilities, creating
fire, that would not be patentable except as it applied to a
particular method. Fire itself is not an invention its a natural
process of decay. The commercial methods have all been patented in
one way or another...i.e. Internal combustion gasoline engine (patent
has run out), diesel engine (patent has run out), etc.
On 1/23/07, Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
> > "Prior Art" has no standing anymore. Its now, who gets there first
> > with the patent. Been that way for about 5 years now (maybe longer)
> > when they changed the law.
> Has anybody filed for chiseling data into stone?
> How about flaking flint to get a sharp edge?
> How about creating combustion (FIRE (tm))
"If you are not living on the edge, well then,
you are just taking up too much space."
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