Thursday, October 07, 2004
The Ass Patent is Inevitable
Techdirt noted this morning that Microsoft has been granted a patent on a game show format. I know that MS is trying to work the IP scene, but really, now -- this seems a bit much.
I can imagine the day that this application was filed...MS managers holding departmental meetings, passing out sheets of paper to their groups: "Okay, everybody, settle down. Each one of you needs to write down one idea for something cool on your sheet of paper before four o'clock. And print neatly, please -- all of them are being sent directly to the USPTO."
The ass patent is inevitable...the lone and level sands stretch far away.