I’ve really had enough with this whole tech patent hoopla. It seems that since computers were invented, tech companies throw billions of dollars at lawyers whose job is to file for every patent humanly possible and remotely achievable, understanding the Patent & Trademark Office must be run by geezers who think everything that crosses their desk is groundbreaking world wide intertubes glory.
After seeing this patent application filed by Google in 2000 I’m convinced that every major tech company has an entire business division dedicated to the following strategy:
This is based DIRECTLY from the application filed by Google that attempts to patent “Systems and methods for enticing users to access a web site“:
Click this… uhoh would that be patent infringement?
I propose someone submit a patent for submitting stupid patent requests. The above infographic could be submitted as the “invention”. Then, anyone who submits a dumb patent would be sued for infringing upon my genius patent, thereby preventing others from filing dumb patents because it wouldn’t be as lucrative unless they actually had an original/innovative/patentable idea.
Sorry… all these patent lawsuits on flimsy or baseless patents are extremely annoying. Am I alone?