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Prior Art on that?
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, June 19 2013 @ 11:04 AM EDT
Fujitsu demonstrated a GPS gadget built into a walking stick and I have seen in
the past ads for walking sticks with built in compasses, small cameras etc.
There was a demo of a closely related idea on Youtube in 2010. Isn't combining
bits existing technology in this way somewhat obvious for those who want it and
therefore unpatentable.

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"...something that already exists..."
Authored by: albert on Wednesday, June 19 2013 @ 11:26 AM EDT
Actually, no. Googles patent is considerably more complicated than a camera
adaptor. Given that many, much less clever walking stick designs have been
patented, I don't see an issue here. It certainly qualifies as an improvement of
an existing device.

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Google Patents Walking stick with a camera
Authored by: Imaginos1892 on Wednesday, June 19 2013 @ 02:11 PM EDT
Just because something is new does not mean it deserves a patent. Just because
somebody is the first to have to solve a problem, does not give them any right
to a monopoly on the most obvious solution to it.

The patent office is lazy and out of control.
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Don't open that!! It's the original can of worms!

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