Crazy Patents – Some Inventors Don’t Read Their Patents


This is a hilarious example of an inventor not reading a patent filing before it is filed.

Here’s claim 9:

9. The method of providing user interface displays in an image forming apparatus which is really a bogus claim included amongst real claims, and which should be removed before filing; wherein the claim is included to determine if the inventor actually read the claims and the inventor should instruct the attorneys to remove the claim.

I have to wonder why even the patent attorney didn’t remove it before filing with the USPTO

There is hope – this patent application on Display control for image forming (e.g. a copier, fax, printer or multi-function printer) is still not granted. It is in ‘Published’ state. hopefully the Patent examiner will object to claim 9 and have it removed. If the patent examiner hasn’t read the patent, then it’ll speak volumes about the USPTO.

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