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February 2010

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Danger Mouse

Scary patent?

This may in fact be the scariest thing I've seen in a long time from the US Patent Office. It definitely proves how bad the PTO has gotten.

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That's ridiculous.
I have this theory that patents like this (and the "exercising a cat" one) are the equivalent of April 1st RFCs. Somebody at the patent office spends so long reading (and having to approve) really stupid inventions that they put together a parody and fast-track it through the system.
The patent was issued on April 9, 2002. The patent was reexamined and all claims were canceled as of July 1, 2003.