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Old 11-27-2014, 08:41 AM   #1
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LXer: November’s “Stupid Patent of the Month,” brought to you by Penn State


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Three months ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation inaugurated a monthly tradition in which they wrote about a "Stupid Patent of the Month." The first patent they publicized was basically a description of a doctor's "computer-secretary." Since then, they've highlighted a vague software patent owned by a serial litigant, a patent on filming a yoga class, and a patent with a formula for curing cancer (a combination of "sesame seeds, green beans, coffee, meat, evening primrose seeds," among other things.)This month, EFF shines a light not on an off-the-wall lone inventor, but on a source that some may find surprising: a public research institution.

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