From: John De Armond
Date: Fri Apr 26, 2002 7:59 am
Subject: OT: Check this patent out!
This is totally off topic but it pushes a hot button of mine. The Patent
Office is totally out of control, issuing patents rubber-stamp style. Don't
believe me? Go here:
and enter this number.
When you do, you'll find that a patent has just been issued for....
you're not going to believe this.....
The common tree swing.
Your tax dollars at work. And I thought it was bad a couple of years ago when
they issued a patent for getting a cat to chase a laser spot on the floor!
That one would be # 5,443,036