Well, if they get the patent,
Then patent trolling becomes prohibitively expensive for other patent trolls.
Halliburton - the Texas-based company famous for pocketing billions from the war in Iraq - hopes to patent the art of patent trolling. In an 18-month-old application just released by the US Patent Office, Halliburton attorney Clive D. Menezes seeks exclusive rights to "patent acquisition and assertion by a (non-inventor) first …
.. which is not patentable .. FAIL
not to mention, under US law, the original inventor, even if kept as a trade secret, is still the inventor, not the first to file a claim
pretty sure this method has been used by corporate patent lawyers for at least 60 years, if not thought of shortly after establishment of USPTO .. so it's not original .. FAIL
again, just a business method attempting to legitamize back engineering of another's invention / trade secret to steal the original inventor's work, which is exactly why some trade secrets are not patented, so the secret details are not divulged .. not unusual in the chemicals industry
That's hillarious. I'm not sure though it's "patent trolling" per se. It's more bizarre. They want to figure out others' technologies, and then turn around and demand money from those people for having invented something but not disclosed how it works. (Most likely, they'll be doing that to other defense contractors. Or, stopping other defense contractors from doing that.)
This is all rather ironic, if you keep in mind that one of the main points of patents isn't to "protect property because what you think of you can stop anyone else from thinking" (yeah right), but to encourage inventors and manufacturers to disclose and document their secrets, so that industry can learn and improve on them. This was at least the selling point during the Industrial Revolution.
It looks a lot like they want to stop patent trolls from attacking them, possibly because they want to do a bit of infringing. It isn't a valid patent though, they even admit that the method has been used in the past. They do include the following in the patent though:
"The inventor and the assignee of this patent have no intention of applying the techniques described herein offensively but instead intend to use the patent defensively to discourage patent trolls and the like from extortionist practices. "
>> If they get the patent... then patent trolling becomes prohibitively expensive for other patent trolls.
Not if Hitlerbutton proceeds to license its patent on a reasonable and non-discriminatory basis.
Next up: Patent covering mob hits involving a motorcycle with two occupants, a portable handgun with or without a silencer and a mark in a car.
I'm going to patent "the process of using methods and decisions using sub standard reasoning and or lack of foresight resulting in an unforeseen circumstances."
Lets see if anyone can figure out what that is
And when you do figure it out I WILL SUE YOU ALL
Paris patron "saint" of the above
You mean the act of "creating a prenatal humanlike cell collection using genetic samples from one (1) or more adult humans without the aid of a lab but with the aid of drinks containing fermented plant matter" surely?
The "one parent embryo" has, IIRC, been created. As has the 3-parent embryo. Pretty cool, huh? Science rocks!
Take someone else's design, and patent it.
There is already prior art here, it's someone else's design, they have the prior art to you writing the patent.
So, this patent only covers the patents which get refused or overturn for prior art. It can't cover the trolls that get away with it (they have 'proven' it was their idea first, honest!). So, the patent doesn't cover a damned useful thing.