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Old 09-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This reminds me of one of my favorite lines from pulp fiction.

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Old 09-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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There is no such thing as secrets to hide when applying for a patent. International patent law requires that all patents be written so that any person "skilled in the art" can build the thing that is being patented.
I see a lot of this with magical fuel saving devices.
There is a patent, but it still has to remain secret.

I say lets see working diagrams, pictures or video of the thing in action or it didn't happen and no BS computer models
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Looks like he got scared off after being told that his "patent" was not a patent. And I was just getting ready to have some fun with him.

Dang.
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Looks like he got scared off after being told that his "patent" was not a patent. And I was just getting ready to have some fun with him.

Dang.
Yeah we do that a lot.

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