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Archived updates for Friday, August 12, 2005

TGIF for "Storyline Patents"

Knight and Associates claims to be the first patent prosecution firm to attempt to obtain utility patent protection on fictional plots. "The First and Best in Storyline Patents™" include Andrew Knight and "a team of independent contractors comprising skilled writers and experienced patent attorneys, ready to turn valuable new fictional plots or storylines into U.S. utility patent applications."

According to a press realse from the firm on July 19, 2005, “Storyline patent applicants who act before the Federal Circuit approves storyline patents will likely obtain the first and strongest patents before the inevitable rush to patent in this new area. There have always been surges in applications in fields - like biotech, software, business methods - once the last artificial impediment to patentability was removed. Those who file before the onset of the ensuing intense competition in innovation typically enjoy a significant advantage.”

Want more? Read their "Legal Analysis" here. As for me, I think I'll wait for the patents actually issue. . . .

Thank Goodness It's Friday,

--Bill Heinze

p.s. - Read more from Dan Fisher at on August 15, 2005.
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