man attempts to patent a plot

Posted by Pall Thayer | Thu Nov 3rd 2005 7:49 p.m.

Well, it had to happen. This guy's unbelievable. He admits that he's
a crappy writer so he want's to make sure no-one can steal his plots.
He thinks he's really good at coming up with plots. He's in Florida
and, to tell the truth, I think he's been spending a little too much
time in the sun. He sounds weird. He's got a law degree plus a
Masters in nuclear engineering from MIT. He's also helping something
called Sniplit.com obtain a patent for creating directories on
computers as described here:

"For example, Andrew Knight drafted and is currently prosecuting the
patent application on a novel internet business method utilized by
Sniplit.com. Sniplit.com is the first website of its kind to allow
sellers in a local marketplace to: a) post a wealth of information
about an item for sale, including photographs; b) choose his own
unique web address; and c) advertise that self-chosen web address in
local advertising media. For example, a person selling an antique
couch may use Sniplit.com to avoid the high cost and limited
description allowed by a typical classified ad, and may instead post
photographs and a detailed description at the Sniplit.com website and
place the following short, inexpensive classified ad: Tampa --
Antique Couch, $250, see www.sniplit.com/couch."

http://www.plotpatents.com

more info at:
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story 051103183218268

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Pall Thayer
p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca
http://www.this.is/pallit
  • Steve Kudlak | Sun Dec 11th 2005 4:36 a.m.
    Missed this one and it is about a month and a half old. But I doubt this
    will fly. It really really fails the "non-obvious" section of patent
    law. People who come from or are associated in many way with that
    certain technical institute can describe levels of arrogance the rest of
    us can only dream of. Of course I have meant lots of computer science
    grads who assumes that since they can understand one complex field they
    somehow have the same abilities in all. I kid you not that I have heard
    things like: :"Well he understands the Unix Kernel and so brain surgery
    would be easy for him to understand and do..." Of course the pewrson
    who said this was talking about the BSD flavour of Unix, which come from
    Berkeley not MIT. Although Unix was supposed to be a simpler form of
    Multics which did pretty much come from MIT. Speasking of fun things
    about anothetr such place, Caltech, Jack Parsons who was a real "rocket
    scientist" in addition to be a person who was deeply into the magic(k)al
    theories of Aleister Crowley. When one has intellectual power to spare
    one ends up using it for all sorts of things, it is easy to get wowed by
    one's own power and this can cause trouble or at least great social
    enbarassmenent.

    Have Fun,
    Sends Steve

    Pall Thayer wrote:

    > Well, it had to happen. This guy's unbelievable. He admits that he's
    > a crappy writer so he want's to make sure no-one can steal his plots.
    > He thinks he's really good at coming up with plots. He's in Florida
    > and, to tell the truth, I think he's been spending a little too much
    > time in the sun. He sounds weird. He's got a law degree plus a
    > Masters in nuclear engineering from MIT. He's also helping something
    > called Sniplit.com obtain a patent for creating directories on
    > computers as described here:
    >
    > "For example, Andrew Knight drafted and is currently prosecuting the
    > patent application on a novel internet business method utilized by
    > Sniplit.com. Sniplit.com is the first website of its kind to allow
    > sellers in a local marketplace to: a) post a wealth of information
    > about an item for sale, including photographs; b) choose his own
    > unique web address; and c) advertise that self-chosen web address in
    > local advertising media. For example, a person selling an antique
    > couch may use Sniplit.com to avoid the high cost and limited
    > description allowed by a typical classified ad, and may instead post
    > photographs and a detailed description at the Sniplit.com website and
    > place the following short, inexpensive classified ad: Tampa --
    > Antique Couch, $250, see www.sniplit.com/couch."
    >
    > http://www.plotpatents.com
    >
    > more info at:
    > http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story 051103183218268
    >
    >
    > --
    > Pall Thayer
    > p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca
    > http://www.this.is/pallit
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    Pall Thayer wrote:

    > Well, it had to happen. This guy's unbelievable. He admits that he's
    > a crappy writer so he want's to make sure no-one can steal his plots.
    > He thinks he's really good at coming up with plots. He's in Florida
    > and, to tell the truth, I think he's been spending a little too much
    > time in the sun. He sounds weird. He's got a law degree plus a
    > Masters in nuclear engineering from MIT. He's also helping something
    > called Sniplit.com obtain a patent for creating directories on
    > computers as described here:
    >
    > "For example, Andrew Knight drafted and is currently prosecuting the
    > patent application on a novel internet business method utilized by
    > Sniplit.com. Sniplit.com is the first website of its kind to allow
    > sellers in a local marketplace to: a) post a wealth of information
    > about an item for sale, including photographs; b) choose his own
    > unique web address; and c) advertise that self-chosen web address in
    > local advertising media. For example, a person selling an antique
    > couch may use Sniplit.com to avoid the high cost and limited
    > description allowed by a typical classified ad, and may instead post
    > photographs and a detailed description at the Sniplit.com website and
    > place the following short, inexpensive classified ad: Tampa --
    > Antique Couch, $250, see www.sniplit.com/couch."
    >
    > http://www.plotpatents.com
    >
    > more info at:
    > http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story 051103183218268
    >
    >
    > --
    > Pall Thayer
    > p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca
    > http://www.this.is/pallit
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