Sunday, January 1, 2017
The 11 Stupidest Patents of 2016; Motherboard, 1/1/17
Daniel Oberhaus, Motherboard;
[Kip Currier: Happy 2017! 1st post of the new year.]
"Last year, the US Patent and Trademark Office saw nearly 630,000 patent applications come through its doors, roughly half of which were granted a patent. Some of these patents were pretty incredible, such as Amazon’s patent for 3D printing products on demand or this “solar powered space weapon.” Unfortunately, for every patent filed for a game changing technology, several others are filed for utterly mundane inventions whose sole purpose is to be used as ‘Exhibit A’ in patent infringement lawsuits...