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(Some Patent Guy)   "Dear McDonalds, this serves as notice that your french fries are violating my intellectual property, specifically "Method for Cooking Raw Vegetables" US Patent 823910442, dated 10 Sep 1836. You are hereby ordered to cease operations immediately"   (blogs.sas.com) divider line 98
    More: Interesting, Cooking Raw Vegetables, McDonalds, french fry, group of companies, data visualization, intellectual property, amicus brief  
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2014-02-20 08:09:50 PM
Somebody patented limp, half-cooked fries?
 
2014-02-20 08:15:54 PM
Someone may have bit off more than they can chew...
 
2014-02-20 08:18:18 PM
The linked BLOG isn't a news source, or interesting, or funny, or anything. It is the most NON-greenlight worthy thing I've seen in a long time. WTF
 
2014-02-20 08:20:02 PM
"Dear Moron,

Patents in the United States are good for 17 years. If yours was indeed valid, it expired in 1843. Go pound sand.

Yours Very Truly,

McDonald's Corporate Counsel"
 
2014-02-20 08:38:06 PM
That headline was bad and subby should feel bad.
 
2014-02-20 08:56:58 PM
See what you are missing, liters?

/amirite?
 
2014-02-20 08:58:54 PM
Searching US Patents Collection...
Results of Search in US Patents Collection db for:
PN/823910442: 0 patents.

No patents have matched your query


???
 
2014-02-20 08:59:46 PM

bingethinker: Somebody patented limp, half-cooked fries?


<Looks in pants>
Somebody patented my penis?

:(
 
2014-02-20 08:59:55 PM
What is SAS?
 
2014-02-20 09:01:10 PM
IUD
SAS
stay in school
cuz it's the best
 
2014-02-20 09:02:08 PM

KierzanDax: bingethinker: Somebody patented limp, half-cooked fries?

<Looks in pants>
Somebody patented my penis?

:(


Your penis is half cooked?
 
2014-02-20 09:02:19 PM

Nabb1: "Dear Moron,

Patents in the United States are good for 17 years. If yours was indeed valid, it expired in 1843. Go pound sand.

Yours Very Truly,

McDonald's Corporate Counsel"


This.

The problem with tech patents isn't the patents persay*, it's that 17 years is like 4 generations in tech.  17 years ago was pre-dot-com-bust.

*Useless as they are, they're your best defense against the big corps throwing money at your solved problem.  If nothing else, you can wait until they infringe, sell out to their competitor and throw in "Oh by the way, here's an open-and-shut multi-million-dollar lawsuit using this patent that we're selling you," as a sweetener.
 
2014-02-20 09:02:21 PM
The headline has nothing to do with the article.
 
2014-02-20 09:03:04 PM
What would happen if I made knock off patent leather shoes, I wonder?
 
2014-02-20 09:04:11 PM

maxwellton: What is SAS?


SAS Institute is a Cary, North Carolina- based developer of analytics software. It owns the largest market share for advanced analytics[1] and is one of the world's largest private software companies.
 
2014-02-20 09:08:16 PM

Gyrfalcon: KierzanDax: bingethinker: Somebody patented limp, half-cooked fries?

<Looks in pants>
Somebody patented my penis?

:(

Your penis is half cooked?


He should have that looked into if there a burning sensation.
 
2014-02-20 09:08:33 PM
I'm not usually one for patent trolling, but if they ever were to target McDonalds, then maybe I'd even donate to their cause.
 
2014-02-20 09:08:41 PM

Ishkur: The headline has nothing to do with the article.


WelcomeToFARK.jpg
 
2014-02-20 09:09:45 PM

Nabb1: "Dear Moron,

Patents in the United States are good for 17 years. If yours was indeed valid, it expired in 1843 1853. Go pound sand.

Yours Very Truly,

McDonald's Corporate Counsel"


You were told there would be no math, right?

//though I agree with your sentiment, that ownership of a patent that expired before the Civil War is probably worth less than the paper it's printed on
 
2014-02-20 09:14:40 PM
Hope there's not a patent for wanking. I'd owe millions!

funnyasduck.net
 
2014-02-20 09:14:43 PM

ransack.: maxwellton: What is SAS?

SAS Institute is a Cary, North Carolina- based developer of analytics software. It owns the largest market share for advanced analytics[1] and is one of the world's largest private software companies.


It costs $5,000 to set up for your first year, but it's a very reasonable $3,000 for the annual renewal fee after that.

And this guy's basically talking about how important it is that his rightful patents stay intact.
 
2014-02-20 09:15:16 PM

maxwellton: What is SAS?


British special forces.
 
2014-02-20 09:15:32 PM
99% of this bullshiat would be solved if they refused to issue patents for obvious or vague shiat.
 
2014-02-20 09:21:37 PM
Why are we linking to some crapped out corporate blog advertising their services? Does Drew owe some money from litigating against the patent troll that went after Fark?
 
2014-02-20 09:22:25 PM
Wow, NO ONE in this thread is able to address the specific argument at hand. The height of the intellectual debating abilities amounts to "Your blog sucks."
 
2014-02-20 09:22:45 PM

bingethinker: Somebody patented limp, half-cooked fries?


They used to be good when they were cooked in beef tallow.  Now they're only good if you get them fresh out of the fryer.  If they spend more than a couple minutes in the bin, they're crap.
 
2014-02-20 09:24:01 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: IUD
SAS
stay in school
cuz it's the best


I, U, She together?
Come on baby let's go
 
2014-02-20 09:24:29 PM
Dear petitioner:

BLAM!
 
2014-02-20 09:31:07 PM

meyerkev: Nabb1: "Dear Moron,

Patents in the United States are good for 17 years. If yours was indeed valid, it expired in 1843. Go pound sand.

Yours Very Truly,

McDonald's Corporate Counsel"

This.

The problem with tech patents isn't the patents persay*, it's that 17 years is like 4 generations in tech.  17 years ago was pre-dot-com-bust.

*Useless as they are, they're your best defense against the big corps throwing money at your solved problem.  If nothing else, you can wait until they infringe, sell out to their competitor and throw in "Oh by the way, here's an open-and-shut multi-million-dollar lawsuit using this patent that we're selling you," as a sweetener.


Just to be a grammar and vocabulary cop (and a bit of a Latin geek), the word isn't persay.  It is per se,a Latin termwhich literally translates to "through itself" and in English it is generally meaning "in/ of itself".  You used the wrong term correctly.

/look, my Classical Philosophy degree has to be useful for SOMETHING
 
2014-02-20 09:31:33 PM
There are some elements of society that are EVEN worse than lawyers.....
 
2014-02-20 09:34:00 PM

wildcardjack: maxwellton: What is SAS?

British special forces.


Scandinavian Airline Service?

s27.postimg.org
 
2014-02-20 09:36:09 PM

legion_of_doo: See what you are missing, liters?

/amirite?


I sing for my supper and have made TF a few times when I entertained some farker enough for them to throw a fiver my way. I'm going to let the cat out of the bag and say that TF, outside the personal stuff, is a vast wasteland of links with no comments.
 
2014-02-20 09:38:32 PM

That's 'Master Troll' to You: Wow, NO ONE in this thread is able to address the specific argument at hand. The height of the intellectual debating abilities amounts to "Your blog sucks."


3/10.  Too obvious.
 
2014-02-20 09:39:30 PM
By the way, I patented the term "troll".
www.reactionface.info
 
2014-02-20 09:40:46 PM
Just add internet or computer or timer some where in there and BAM!  Instantly updated and current!  I know I am missing some stuff but that is how insane some of the current patents are.
 
2014-02-20 09:41:11 PM

Fano: legion_of_doo: See what you are missing, liters?

/amirite?

I sing for my supper and have made TF a few times when I entertained some farker enough for them to throw a fiver my way. I'm going to let the cat out of the bag and say that TF, outside the personal stuff, is a vast wasteland of links with no comments.


Same here. All you TFers do is flame in the personal threads and try to get chick users to show their tits.
 
2014-02-20 09:41:55 PM

That's 'Master Troll' to You: Wow, NO ONE in this thread is able to address the specific argument at hand. The height of the intellectual debating abilities amounts to "Your blog sucks."


I'd be impressed if you can get bites with that handle.
 
2014-02-20 09:42:47 PM

Fano: legion_of_doo: See what you are missing, liters?

/amirite?

I sing for my supper and have made TF a few times when I entertained some farker enough for them to throw a fiver my way. I'm going to let the cat out of the bag and say that TF, outside the personal stuff, is a vast wasteland of links with no comments.


It really is virtually impossible to use on mobile because there is a page's worth of links submitted every time you click refresh!
 
2014-02-20 09:52:40 PM
So what happened to Obama's Patent Troll bill?
 
2014-02-20 09:55:54 PM

bingethinker: Somebody patented limp, half-cooked fries?


This is McDonalds - not Five Guys.
 
2014-02-20 09:56:03 PM

jtown: bingethinker: Somebody patented limp, half-cooked fries?

They used to be good when they were cooked in beef tallow.  Now they're only good if you get them fresh out of the fryer.  If they spend more than a couple minutes in the bin, they're crap.


i thought it just my local mcdonalds but this appears to be true everywhere
 
2014-02-20 10:02:26 PM
Somebody is fried.
 
2014-02-20 10:02:33 PM
So Fark is greenlighting advertisements now? Cool.
 
2014-02-20 10:06:33 PM
But you get to see their tits?
 
2014-02-20 10:08:51 PM

Ed Willy: Why are we linking to some crapped out corporate blog advertising their services? Does Drew owe some money from litigating against the patent troll that went after Fark?


Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Fano: legion_of_doo: See what you are missing, liters?

/amirite?

I sing for my supper and have made TF a few times when I entertained some farker enough for them to throw a fiver my way. I'm going to let the cat out of the bag and say that TF, outside the personal stuff, is a vast wasteland of links with no comments.

Same here. All you TFers do is flame in the personal threads and try to get chick users to show their tits.


It's a rather... incestuous place. Provincial even.

On the other hand, if you're young, moderately attractive, and like to AW, I'm sure it can be a really fun.

Getting early access to the greenlight que is totally worth it.
 
2014-02-20 10:10:55 PM
Que?

Queue.

Fark you iOS.
 
2014-02-20 10:16:32 PM
FARK OFF YOU'RE DEAD.
 
2014-02-20 10:17:20 PM
No one has linked to Drew's Ted Talk on this yet?

http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_curtis_how_i_beat_a_patent_troll.html
 
2014-02-20 10:17:21 PM
Let's collect our thoughts and build a smart cock ring
 
2014-02-20 10:18:12 PM

sethen320: So Fark is greenlighting advertisements now? Cool.


Please! They're  featured partners.
 
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