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machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof | 756 comments | Create New Account
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thats slavery
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 20 2012 @ 12:38 AM EDT
you patent me
that makes me unable to do anything with paying you and
doing what you require as a license....that is nothing short
of slavery as you likely would patent everyone thus creating
a master race and a slave race.

and one can also argue that you try and guide and teach a
person but it does not mean you end result will be as
planned ....if that were the case we'd have no crime and no
creativity other then what some master uber rich person
would dictate.

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machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 20 2012 @ 11:11 AM EDT
35 U.S.C. 101 Inventions patentable.

Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture,
or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain
a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.

I don't think educating people makes them patentable. Unless you want to argue
that people are machines or manufactures. Arguably, they are compositions of
matter. But I think the case law will show that that term is meant to refer to
individual chemicals or compounds.

So no, I would guess that an educated person is not patentable.

On the other hand, methods of educating people ARE patentable.

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