Posted by bobnagga on July 8, 2005, 10:09 pm
What's up, yall? I'm looking for donations to further my research for
alternative automotive fuels. Whether it be through renewable fuels
compatible with existing powerplants, or via alternative powerplants,
we need to do something. Last night on the news I saw that the U.S.
national average is $.23/gallon of gasoline. That's only a penny less
than the all time high! It's getting ridiculous! The government has
proven that they won't do anything to help us until after we've been
milked for all we're worth. Did you know that for every $5.00 worth
of gas, $.00 goes to our favorite uncle Sam?
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Posted by Dave Hinz on July 9, 2005, 4:29 pm
Idea: sell your computer, and use that money. It's a win-win; we don't
have to see your posts, and you get money.
(snip address of yet another person with a scheme).
Yeah, we get 2 or 3 people here a month who claim to have made some
super-dee-duper discovery. And we also know that a patent doesn't mean
an idea is valid or workable; just that the clerk who processed it
thinks it is unique enough.
If you're looking for gullible people, you chose the wrong venue.
Posted by nicksanspam on July 9, 2005, 10:34 pm
Not true. Novelty is necessary but insufficient. The invention must also
be "useful," according to US Code, which means the examiner (a "clerk
who often has engineering and law degrees) must also believe it works
as described, according to basic physics. It's practically impossible
to patent any invention that has anything to do with perpetual motion,
traveling faster than light, free energy, anti-gravity, and so on.
OTOH, it isn't impossible to patent an "impractical" invention, eg a
cellphone as big as a truck which consumes 10 kW and costs $ million,
in 1960's technology :-)
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Posted by Dave Hinz on July 9, 2005, 11:50 pm
On 9 Jul 2005 18:34:37 -0400, email@example.com
Maybe that's why his patents haven't come through then ;) Thanks
for the clarification. But how will an examiner know if it's someone
with a new idea, or someone with snake-oil? How do they get them to the