[EAS]Patenting the Wheel
pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Thu Oct 18 02:47:11 EDT 2001
Subject: Patenting the Wheel
My friend Dr. Rodion Rathbone writes
> One of the lesser remarked Ig Nobel Prizes this year was that in
> Technology for the patenting of the wheel, in Australia, under a new
> "innovation patent" category.
> More info on the patent and the new category at
A nice foretaste of what will happen if our US patewnt system
becomes even more of a shambles than it already is. The new
Australian patent category under which it is possible to patent a
"circular transportation facilitation device" would be welcomed by
American industry and its legal representatives.
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