1478123 story PTO Requests Working Model of Warp Drive 277 Posted by CmdrTaco on Sunday February 19, 2006 @11:32AM from the i'm-patenting-all-i-got-captain dept. aborchers writes "According to Patently-O: Patent Law Blog, the PTO has requested a working model of a Warp Drive for which a patent was recently applied. From the article, "Among other rejections, the Examiner has asserted a rejection under 35 U.S.C. 101 for lack of utility -- finding that the invention is inoperable." At least one examiner is paying attention!"