The Top 5 Most Absurd Patents in the US

Abby Martin goes over the top 5 most ridiculous patents in the US, citing everything from Amazon’s patent of white background photography to Apple’s patent of the shape of a rectangle all leading to the rise of patent trolling and a complete abuse of the system.

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9 Comments on "The Top 5 Most Absurd Patents in the US"

  1. I will admit these are really ridiculous but the patent trolling in the medical field is some of the worst because it prevents access to life saving procedures or devices or research into many new treatments for major diseases and illnesses and directly impedes potentially creating new life saving or quality of life improving techniques out of fear you will be sued by a company that owns a broadly worded or common used way of doing something.


  2. *Phew* thank goodness the assholes are safe.

  3. Tchoutoye | May 17, 2014 at 5:53 am |

    If patents on existing things becomes fair game I’m going to patent the filing of patents.

    • I have already filed a patent for that and once it is approved I am going to have to take you to court for suggesting such a thing. Or you can just pay me now to prevent the hassle. My lawyers will be in touch.

    • terrasodium | May 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm |

      and from the looks of the comments below the litigous hunt for the economic handle on the gordian knot has begun, I suspect it will end in the who owns whoms genetic code.

  4. mister blank | May 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm |

    time to start killing the lawyers again

    • pelirrojo | May 19, 2014 at 2:34 am |

      The character in Shakespeare’s Henry V who suggests this move is a wannabe evil tyrant.

      How about you?

      • mister blank | May 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm |

        wannabe = no

        evil is not a real thing / its a believed one in the eyes of ppl to control behavior , sometimes ‘evil’ acts have a future positive result in the eyes of ppl or a society & would not be attainable if not for the act(s) … sometimes changing events are just that , neither good or evil but part of a process

        tyrant – what do u think ? only time will tell but NO & yes my research could lead to the deaths of many ppl & the non deaths of many other ppl (not my problem)… if the so called ‘good’ deaths cause disproportional reduction in ‘bad’ deaths / then a strategy seemingly ‘evil’ in the immediate circumstance would be changed to reflect its proper revelation on the masses of idiots … etc ( it wouldnt be the first / but is supposed the be the last )

        & let me elaborate – i didnt imply killing all the lawyers ONLY SOME or a threat to possibly engage in these types of acts to control or reduce unwanted society behavior away from selfishness & hypocrisy

        & the law as u knew it is going to go thru a profound change i predict , but that is for another day & involves a chunk of my research that we do not share ( u just have to wait & find out for yourself if the above is true or false )

  5. Dear Abby, Thank you for making this video!! Please make more on patents… we need a spokesperson on this topic. You are beautiful too, and you deliver the punch. Please, for the sake of innovators, keep filming more patent reports!! We need you!

    Also, I believe they can patent your soul, at least that’s what it feels like when you’re being sued over patent infringement. It’s a horrifying, gut wrenching, soul draining experience and it’s very difficult to recover from mentally when your eyes are opened to how unbelievably evil these “Method Patents” are.

    Last, ironically you infringed you 824 patents by making this video, and I infringed on 20 more by posting my comment here. We’re all screwed – and if you think you’ve seen the tip of this iceberg you haven’t yet. The object is not to sue right away, but let the damages pile up. Think about it… why sue a new business using my web page patent when I can give them 5 years + revenue before I sue? I can get treble damages, so what’s the incentive right now? Patent reform isn’t going to happen enough to save us. We need more reporters like you ‘dumbing it down’ for the public. Keep going!


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