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i_registered
May 4th, 2007, 06:16
Now check this out, breakpoints are patented:

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20030208745.html

Maybe they'll let us pay per breakpoint set in th efuture ;-)

blurcode
May 4th, 2007, 06:44
Someone patent stupidity asap!

Maximus
May 4th, 2007, 14:19
but they cannot patent something that is not new!! It is a common practice from a life!!

Everyone and his brother has used such type of breakpoint!

_oh my god_

can someone lend me enough words to comment this?!?!?!

Woodmann
May 4th, 2007, 17:21
Here ya go:

http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=
PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=
%2220030208745%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20030208745&RS=DN/20030208745

BTW, this patent has not been issued as far as I can tell.

After poking around the US patent office for a while, there are a few patents for such silliness. Just type in breakpoint or whatever you desire.

Woodmann

0xf001
May 5th, 2007, 09:16
Quote:
ut they cannot patent something that is not new!! It is a common practice from a life!!


ooh, yes, i am afraid they _can_. http://lpf.ai.mit.edu/Patents/patents.html

regards, 0xf001

Silkut
May 5th, 2007, 10:38
I patent life.

CluelessNoob
May 5th, 2007, 15:24
Quote:
[Originally Posted by Silkut;65435]I patent life.


Fine, then I'll patent death.

JMI
May 5th, 2007, 15:34
OK. I'll join the fun and patent "Heaven & Hell." And I'll also patent the process which determines to which of "my other two patents" you all are going to be assigned!

Then we start the lawsuits against all those "other folks" who are attempting to "infringe" on our "patents."

Regards,

squidge
May 5th, 2007, 15:59
Too late! I've already patented the idea of having a patent on an idea

JMI
May 5th, 2007, 16:23
Ah too late. I already patented "ideas"!

Regards,

blurcode
May 5th, 2007, 18:47
I have patented the word "patent" and its derivatives.
I have also tried to patented the alphabet, but they told me some millions allready applied for that

Maximus
May 6th, 2007, 06:59
Quote:
[Originally Posted by 0xf001;65432]
http://lpf.ai.mit.edu/Patents/patents.html


Is that an incubus?!?!?!

I swear I cannot believe that.
It must NOT be possible.
AT THIS LEVEL?!?!?!

I am feeling very discouraged

evlncrn8
May 6th, 2007, 11:22
i patent everything and any patents that will happen in the future except the patents above and the ones already patented ... ;p