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Silly Internet Patents

Jason Schultz is a lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who has a personal blog called LawGeek. Of course, being a personal blog, the views expressed are not those of the EFF, but frequently they are information related to the Internet, law, and intellectual property issues.

One feature of the site that's as informative as it is amusing is the Silly Internet Patent section. Here, Schultz gives some examples of patents that have been granted for Internet-related technology, and explains in plain English why they are, well, silly. It's a humorous but informative insight into the U.S. patent system, and how ill-prepared the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is to deal with new technology.

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