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Antigravity device patent annoys scientists

Posted on Monday, 14 November, 2005 | Comment icon 3 comments

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"A perpetual-motion machine may defy the laws of physics, but an Indiana inventor recently succeeded in having one patented."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by darkknight on 14 November, 2005, 14:57
"Is it new?" Quinn asked. "Is it useful, which means does it work? Is it nonobvious? And is it described in such detail to enable someone skilled in that technology to make and use it based on the deion that must accompany the application?" thats true in business sense...but to inventors every project is a baby...
Comment icon #2 Posted by ROGER on 14 November, 2005, 19:12
I have seen some products sold with the words"Patent Pending" instead of a Patent Number. These are usually on cheap imported junk that's of questionable worth. That must be away around sum laws.
Comment icon #3 Posted by STIX on 15 November, 2005, 19:07
I have seen some products sold with the words"Patent Pending" instead of a Patent Number. These are usually on cheap imported junk that's of questionable worth. That must be away around sum laws. Patent pending only means that a patent has been applied for, not approved, therefore any effort to steal the idea is fruitless, it doesn't mean that the idea is legitemate and workable. Any invention relying on one mans theoretical assumptions should be highly scruitinized and no investment should take place without peer-evaluated experimental procedures that prove the theoretical applications legite... [More]

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