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December 15, 2011

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Assignment Information is a great topic.

Since a patent, by law, is personal property, can the government FORCE people to register who owns what?

I "get" the policy about the benfits of clarity, but this forcign seems to run right smack into the issue of privacy and the nature of personal sales and personal contracts.

It seems to have a heavy overtone of "Big Brother." I think we will need to have a more compelling reason than "it would be nice" to sacrifice the privacy aspect of what someone personally owns.

"Since a patent, by law, is personal property, can the government FORCE people to register who owns what?"

Hmmm, considering the only reason a patent is "by law" (aka government fiat) personal property, yes, I would say that they could force people to be more forthcoming about who owns what.

6,

I think you are showing your lack of grounding in the law - I suggest you do some light reading over teh holidays on personal property and alienation.

Once a patent is granted, the property is outside the hands of the agency, so your premise of "only reason" falls short in the first instance.

"I think you are showing your lack of grounding in the law - I suggest you do some light reading over teh holidays on personal property and alienation."

Personal property and alienation is tha shizzle. How is it that you think the office requring people to tell them who owns what somehow makes property less alienable? Is my truck less alienable because the buyer has to go and register it in their name after telling the gov they bought it from me? Idk brosensky, I think it might be you that might want to bone up on ur lawl.

"Once a patent is granted, the property is outside the hands of the agency,"

Is that right?

http://www.uspto.gv/web/offices/pac/mpep/documents/2200_2239.htm

Think you might want to brush up on ur other lawl too brosky. As ur aware, a SNQ is like cake to make. I just thought of a new invention, shake n bake SNQ's!

Besides, nowhere is it written that it must be outside the hands of the agency, so far as I'm aware.


6,

You quite miss the point.

No one said that the property could not be brought back into the purview of the Office for valid reasons (your further comment about SNQ is actually an indictment of examination quality more than anything else).

You also miss the point that property in this counrty has been alienable without the Big Brother tracking system. Instead of delving into the more typial Patently-O dialogue, let's just realize that your lack of real world experience does not prepare you for a proper discussion on this matter and let's just agree to disagree.

Thanks for an amazing put up, especially as it contains information I haven’t read before….!

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