Grr, patents make me angry. Well, not patents themselves, but how patents are portrayed in advertising. A lot of ads try to present patents as some form of government approval. Just because a product has a dozen patents doesn’t make it good. I can patent soap dispensing ear muffs, but that doesn’t mean they’re any good.
A patent is merely a recording of a previously unknown or undeveloped concept or product, such as soap dispensing ear muffs. It ensures that if someone copies the idea there’s some legal recourse. It’s not a product endorsement. I hate that people are getting suckered into buying all this informerical crap because they highlight that the designs are patented.
Phew, I feel better now that’s off my chest. Now, who would like a pair of soap dispensing ear muffs?