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When Patents Attack

September 1, 2012

Very enjoyable article about patents:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/07/26/138576167/when-patents-attack

“Martin says about 30 percent of U.S. patents are essentially on things that have already been invented. In 2000, for example, the patent office granted a patent on making toast — patent number 6080436, ‘Bread Refreshing Method.’”

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