Posted on November 29, 2007
Fizzure blog on “Hurry! Get your expired patents on eBay!“
Actually, reviewing patent auctions on eBay.com can be quite a hoot…just search for “patent” and then sort by price, high to low. Quite a few multimillion dollar business opportunities listed there…you just need to capitalize on the 10% of the market the inventor is sure is [...
Posted on September 16, 2007
I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time, but I wonder if the recruiter or HR person in charge of this monstrosity still has their job?
This is bad? very bad? you have been warned, you will never get this time back.
Posted on August 20, 2007
Filed: Oct. 23, 1936
Issued: Oct. 10, 2000 (some thirty one years after the inventor passed away)
Think I’m kidding? USPN 6,130,946
Why? Not “pendency problems” (I was joking) but secrecy. The inventor, William F. Friedman, is considered by many to be the “father of American cryptology...
Posted on August 17, 2007
Aren’t surfboards powered by the surf? Thus, isn’t a “jet powered surfboard” really a boat with a crappy crew compartment?
USPN Des. 289,031.
Want to know what’s more amazing than the fact that he (the inventor) has an patent for a jet powered surf board? He has TWO!
Posted on August 01, 2007
(1) a device for keeping your boss from grabbing you;
(2) a whiplash prevention device for librarians;
(3) a towable bag; or
(4) the worlds worst design for a recliner?
U.S. Patent No. 7,246,802.
Posted on July 28, 2007
Scott Seegert recently sent me a review copy of his new book, It’s a Guy Thing: awesome real innovations from the underdeveloped male mind, and I’m pleased to report…it’s a hoot! It’s the book I wish I would have written...
Posted on July 24, 2007
Every now and then I see a funny patent (or think of another funny IP design) I’d love to have on a t-shirt (or coffee cup).
No more excuses! We’ve set up a store!
Our first design is my tribute to Mr. Et Al. You know him…the poor inventor who always gets bumped from the [...