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(GeekWire)   Man who invented the bra with a cell phone pocket sues for patent infringement from two business students, five kangaroos   (geekwire.com) divider line 20
    More: Followup, JoeyBra LLC, Trademark Office, patent infringements, Kyle Bartlow, competitiveness  
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1120 clicks; posted to Business » on 08 Oct 2012 at 6:31 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-08 03:52:55 AM  
Copyrights shouldn't work like this. You sit on it for 10 years? Good day to you sir.

Now if this guy was busy shipping pocketed bras all the time and they just happened to come up with the idea, that's different.
 
2012-10-08 06:34:40 AM  

doglover: Copyrights shouldn't work like this. You sit on it for 10 years? Good day to you sir.

Now if this guy was busy shipping pocketed bras all the time and they just happened to come up with the idea, that's different.


Finally, somewhere to put your hand!
 
2012-10-08 06:54:53 AM  

doglover: Copyrights shouldn't work like this. You sit on it for 10 years? Good day to you sir.

Now if this guy was busy shipping pocketed bras all the time and they just happened to come up with the idea, that's different.


Agreed, with the added out of actively trying to get a product produced but can't for whatever reason (i.e. money needed for production startup).
 
2012-10-08 07:06:39 AM  
Headline is wrong. The original patent is for a small pocket on the inside of one of the cups. It's only big enough for something like a single key or a little rolled up cash. The new design is a pocket on the side of the bra large enough for a cell phone.
 
2012-10-08 07:43:39 AM  

c152atn67: Agreed, with the added out of actively trying to get a product produced but can't for whatever reason (i.e. money needed for production startup).


This is one area is often overlooked. It could easily be the came that a "weekend inventor" has a day job, mortgage, expenses, etc. Maybe it takes a couple years to come up with the funds to hire a patent attorney. Maybe time spent researching manufacturing before deciding it's beyond them, and they begin showing the idea to larger businesses for a licensing deal. For someone who maybe has more resources to pop in and say "too slow, our idea now" isn't always right. That may not be the case here but it happens plenty. If for example I invented the 100mpg gasoline engine that doesn't mean I'd have $millions to develop a prototype.
 
2012-10-08 07:49:57 AM  
Reminds me of the legend of the "Fish Carburetor". Supposedly a carb that could be put on any V8 and it would get 100 mpg. Legend has it that "Big Oil" bought the patent, to keep people at the gas pumps.
 
2012-10-08 08:04:48 AM  
Microsoft has patent on 0's and 1's
 
2012-10-08 08:11:15 AM  
Patents are a hindrance to progress.
 
2012-10-08 08:22:27 AM  
It is disgusting when women stash items in their bra.
 
2012-10-08 08:29:09 AM  

doglover: Copyrights shouldn't work like this. You sit on it for 10 years? Good day to you sir.

Now if this guy was busy shipping pocketed bras all the time and they just happened to come up with the idea, that's different.


i thought copyrights had a lifespan on them, but i'm not an attorney. i know a man who has a few copyrights for inventions which are more a variation on a theme. he fully admits he won't make money off of them until some company comes along and wants to use that method of function, then he'll get his pay day.

BizarreMan: It is disgusting when women stash items in their bra.


because its never the right women. its true. its women that are the size of farm animals. women that are so revolting they make straight men go gay. women that perspire in measurable quantities. ewwwwww.
 
2012-10-08 08:38:49 AM  

KrispyKritter: doglover: Copyrights shouldn't work like this. You sit on it for 10 years? Good day to you sir.

Now if this guy was busy shipping pocketed bras all the time and they just happened to come up with the idea, that's different.

i thought copyrights had a lifespan on them, but i'm not an attorney. i know a man who has a few copyrights for inventions which are more a variation on a theme. he fully admits he won't make money off of them until some company comes along and wants to use that method of function, then he'll get his pay day.

BizarreMan: It is disgusting when women stash items in their bra.

because its never the right women. its true. its women that are the size of farm animals. women that are so revolting they make straight men go gay. women that perspire in measurable quantities. ewwwwww.


which means he's a patent troll and part of what's hurting business from evolving.
 
2012-10-08 10:00:12 AM  
FTA: The entrepreneurs said they were inspired by the university's Greek system, hoping to design a product for "women who are constantly on the go and struggle find a place to put their ID, keys, or phones."

Yes, cause nothing is more casual than reaching inside your shirt to get your ID, credit card, keys, or cell phone.

In fact, I'm going to start putting my stuff in the handy flap on the front of my boxer briefs.

www.sportsdepot.com
 
2012-10-08 10:18:10 AM  
Wow...the idiocy of tech IP law has bled into more mundane things.

"It's an icon grid...but it's ON A PHONE!"
"Right, it's a pocket...but it's ON A BRA!"

Next up: Reese's patents mixing chocolate and peanut butter.
 
2012-10-08 10:39:11 AM  

Girion47: which means he's a patent troll and part of what's hurting business from evolving.


Our patent laws are not slowing down large corporations, but they are being used to crush small companies. A large corporation can afford to buy off the patent trolls, or if it cheaper, bury them in court. The same large corporations create tons of useless patents, and then buy up even more. Then when a some one creates something truly useful and innovative, they have that invention stolen by a mega corporation. Sure, they may be lucky and be given the choice to sell out to Mega corp, but are much more likely to be sued into oblivion.
The only good that comes out of the whole screwed up system is when Mega Corp A takes on Mega Corp B. If anything is going to get things changed, it's something like Apple vs. Samsung, where a hugely complicated case, with dozens of technical patents in dispute is decided by a jury of housewives, and people too stupid to get out of jury duty.
And then you have your independent bottom feeding patent troll attorneys of course. That's another story.
 
2012-10-08 10:53:09 AM  

doglover: Copyrights shouldn't work like this. You sit on it for 10 years? Good day to you sir.

Now if this guy was busy shipping pocketed bras all the time and they just happened to come up with the idea, that's different.


copyrights are not patents.

Learn the difference.
 
2012-10-08 11:19:06 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Next up: Reese's patents mixing chocolate and peanut butter.


Excuse me, that's "a form of emulsified legume filled confection of an organic emulsion of solids and high melt temperature fats"

There, we just covered the patents on peanut butter cups and most of the stuff produced by Russell Stover.
 
2012-10-08 12:10:03 PM  

PsyLord: FTA: The entrepreneurs said they were inspired by the university's Greek system, hoping to design a product for "women who are constantly on the go and struggle find a place to put their ID, keys, or phones."

Yes, cause nothing is more casual than reaching inside your shirt to get your ID, credit card, keys, or cell phone.

In fact, I'm going to start putting my stuff in the handy flap on the front of my boxer briefs.

[www.sportsdepot.com image 200x225]


www.indolentindio.com
 
2012-10-08 02:16:57 PM  

BizarreMan: It is disgusting when women stash items in their bra.


and that's between the cleavage or between the bra/breast (giggity). the UW invention is underneath the armpit. THE ARMPIT. how is it a good idea to stash smartphones and cash directly underneath your armpit? not just the potential stink, but unless your're wearing a loose low cut top, you might as well store stuff between your butt cheeks.

/anyone a patent lawyer? i just got a great idea.
 
2012-10-08 02:44:49 PM  

bacongood: doglover: Copyrights shouldn't work like this. You sit on it for 10 years? Good day to you sir.

Now if this guy was busy shipping pocketed bras all the time and they just happened to come up with the idea, that's different.

copyrights are not patents.

Learn the difference


Also, design patents are not utility patents.

The idiot writing threatening letters should learn the difference. Also, design patents are only for 14 years, so it'll expire in 2015.
 
2012-10-08 03:37:44 PM  
On a bra with rounded cups? That's an infringement of Apple's bra design.
 
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