Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Idle

+ - Borat used for Patent prior art->

Submitted by Kurofuneparry
Kurofuneparry writes: "Rarely does patent law meet pop culture so hilariously. But it gets to a more important point: An invention cannot be patented if there has been a public disclosure of said invention prior to the date of filing." Not exactly a tech patent, but it does comically display the kind of prior art searches that are often being done so poorly in the tech industry by the over-burdened patent office. After talking about how a "scrotal support garment" patent is invalidated by the Borat movie, the article also mentions a case involving Apple last year as well as a case in which the Bible was used for prior art.
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Borat used for Patent prior art

Comments Filter:

The life of a repo man is always intense.

Working...