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Also - "FILED FOR THAT PATENT PRIOR TO HIS JOINING THE EFFORT TO WORK FOR IT" | 458 comments | Create New Account
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Also - "FILED FOR THAT PATENT PRIOR TO HIS JOINING THE EFFORT TO WORK FOR IT"
Authored by: cricketjeff on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 11:26 AM EDT
Patents are always on ideas, you only have to show how they can be reduced to
practice not actually create a working example, without that rule there wouldn't
be quite so many patents on perpetual motion machines!

If you write a patent on your idea it should always be possible to employ
someone to implement it, that's what a patent is for!

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There is nothing in life that doesn't look better after a good cup of tea.

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Also - "FILED FOR THAT PATENT PRIOR TO HIS JOINING THE EFFORT TO WORK FOR IT"
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 12:57 PM EDT
The requirement for a working prototype was eliminated a long time ago.

If I recall correctly (I am not certain I do) this was done to reduce USPTO
costs. Back when working prototypes were still required, the USPTO was required
to store those prototypes more or less forever. Due to rapid increases in the
rate of patent application filings in the early 20th century, the cost and
availability of storage space became an issue.

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