Simon Wood

Hump Day: Patent Pending

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?

2 Responses to “Hump Day: Patent Pending”

  1. Kathy Delaney

    And “patent pending” doesn’t even mean it has been recorded does it? Just that “they” are looking at it or that the paperwork is at the bottom of someone’s in box?
    I’m with ya, Simon! Hmmm, soap dispensing ear muffs… Noooo – I don’t think so. But thank you anyway!


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