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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgSQA1jqFpM

This pretty much sums it up.
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post #102 of 108
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Why don't they patent stupid patents?

Patents have to be for an original idea.
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I'm working on a water bottle that tells you when you need to fill it with more water.
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post #104 of 108
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Why don't they patent stupid patents?

Knowing Apple, they'll come up with some simple-ass approach to "organize a large patent portfolio," design spreadsheet-like software to do so, and patent it, then sue other companies that use spreadsheet-style documents to keep track of their patent portfolio.
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I'm working on a water bottle that tells you when you need to fill it with more water.

But don't make the cap removeable, make sure the user has to bring the water bottle in to be filled by a "genius".
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post #106 of 108
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But don't make the cap removeable, make sure the user has to bring the water bottle in to be filled by a "genius".

I think Apple has a patent on that.
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post #107 of 108
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I think Apple has a patent on that.

Dang, I would have thought for sure that swindling money out of customers would be too broad to patent. Leave it to Apple.
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I haven't read the patent submission yet, but I'm guessing that it's "replace shoes" indicator isn't based on number of steps taken. My hunch is that once the shoes become as old as the child laborer was was when he assembled them, then it's time to replace them.

But then again, a pair of shoes should be replaced after 5 years, right?
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