|Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, April 26 2013 @ 12:39 PM EDT|
|"Anyways, patents are there to protect the hard work you put in *making* it|
Just because it CAN work, doesn't mean it's easy to make it work. Take viking
steel, for example (or damascene, it's similar). We knew it COULD work because
we had viking and damascene swords. But we couldn't make them! We didn't know
HOW to make steel of that quality!
Do you really think a patent on "making damascene steel" should be
granted on the evidence of an old sword, and not on the evidence of a *newly*
No, I think the patent should be granted on the basis of a written explanation
of how to make damascene steel.
Perhaps claims to steel having the disclosed signature metallurgical properties
of damascene steel should be allowed as well.
On the other hand, it might be obvious. I'm sure my metallurgist friends would
say there's nothing to it.... "just heat it and beat it"
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