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Used with permission from David Malki ! at WONDERMARK
Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 06:49 PM | Permalink
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Jun 15, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Ha Ha... But the title should be.....
Life of an Actual Inventor
AI's Patent Attorney |
Jun 15, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I've been considering make a comic lineup of patent related comics but it turns out that I'm going to need some equipment to do it worth a dang.
Jun 15, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Dude, the comic that is the one previous to this one is so much better.
Jun 15, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Hold on, hold on, back up this story like 50 steps.
And I loved the part about the sky god father of myth.
Jun 15, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Lulz lulz lulz, that's totally like us youngens.
Jun 15, 2012 at 08:04 PM
I prefer the one after it, where he thinks he invented the concept of a medal
Alun Palmer |
Jun 16, 2012 at 06:32 AM
That's a good one. This one's more my style: http://wondermark.com/831/
Leopold Bloom |
Jun 16, 2012 at 07:43 AM
"Just adapt" may I introduce you to "Just apply it" ?
Jun 16, 2012 at 07:57 AM
832: the style of the vocal minority.
The Shilling Shall Continue |
Jun 16, 2012 at 08:00 AM
Which is Robin? Malcolm or Ned?
The Riddler |
Jun 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM
"Claims aren’t important anyway except in court; the basic notion in writing up claims on an application for patent is to claim the whole wide world in the broadest possible terms, then let the patent examiners chew you down—this is why patent attorneys are born."
Doorway Into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
Written over 50 years ago & still sums the process in one sentence pretty well.
Jun 16, 2012 at 06:45 PM
A few Calvin and Hobbes strips relate to Calvin's father being a patent attorney, just like Bill Watterson's father was.
One was quite spot on for a talk I was about to give and I enquired with the publishers for permission to use it. In this line of business I guess most are rather careful to respect the intellectual rights of others so I said I would prefer permission rather than claim fair use. That got them going. They sent a double extra urgent email back stating no fair use here, we want money. Lots of money. I was pointed to a web based cost calculator where I had to enter number of attendees, conference fee and more. And it turned out quite expensive. In fact it would have been one of the most expensive slides ever.
Jun 17, 2012 at 05:08 AM
A more realistic reply is: "That is teh kewlest thing evar and I think you're entitled to broad protection and probably a Nobel Prize. Claim 1 will be something like 'Object comprising: a first material; and a second material in proximity to said first material.' Did you use a computer or think about using a computer to make this? We should have a software claim in there somewhere too. But we can worry about specifics later. Let's get a provisional filed right away. Then we can file a PCT application claiming priority to your provisional, because the world clearly needs your invention. Of course we'll have the search done in Korea because they never find anything. Not that it matters, because your invention is simply unheard of. When we get to the 371 stage, we're going to need to dump some prior art to make your application look beefy and bore the U.S. examiner into compliance. Do you have any old fishing magazines in your attic?"
not even close |
Jun 17, 2012 at 02:52 PM
There are tons out there. Here is one collection:
The USPTO had an exhibition on Steve Jobs and his inventions; I guess itis only fair to have anotehr about cartoons.
Jun 18, 2012 at 01:00 AM
I agree that the previous comic was better, but nonetheless, this still made my day. Quite funny.
Anne Roberts |
Jun 18, 2012 at 01:29 PM
I much prefer Charles Addams' "Death ray? Fiddlesticks!" cartoon.
F. T. Griswold |
Jun 18, 2012 at 02:27 PM
yep, except your initials are VMS, not MVS. Arrgggh.
Jun 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM
OK JD Whatever....
Jun 20, 2012 at 09:19 AM
Very funny. Sad but true.
patent guy |
Jun 20, 2012 at 06:28 PM
True story! Some stories are meant to be funny, but in a real sense it would be hurting for some. It's not about criticizing them, it's just about correcting them.
Macky Anderson |
Jun 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM
In which we prove that there is nothing new under the sun.
Jun 27, 2012 at 07:50 PM
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