"Immortal computing" initiative by Microsoft

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Tue Jan 23 17:50:42 CST 2007

They weren't considered "obvious" at the time.
(note also, that I proposed patenting "creation of combustion", NOT
patenting the existence of combustion (THAT I only trademarked))

EVERYTHING is "obvious" after some years.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at xenosoft.com

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
> 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))

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