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AZDuffman
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June 9th, 2015 at 4:58:26 PM permalink
If she can show me a Patent Grant recorded on the Sun then I will go along with it. Just don't ask me to go there to do the title search.

Too bad she was not sharp enough to reserve the minerals and energy when she sold the deeds, that would be worth a fortune!
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MathExtremist
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June 9th, 2015 at 5:07:11 PM permalink
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If she can show me a Patent Grant recorded on the Sun then I will go along with it.


I think Proxima Centauri would count as prior art. (It's older by about 0.25 billion years :)
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June 9th, 2015 at 5:10:29 PM permalink
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I think Proxima Centauri would count as prior art. (It's older by about 0.25 billion years :)



Alright, I'm missing the joke. Can someone explain?
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MathExtremist
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June 9th, 2015 at 5:16:27 PM permalink
You can't get a patent on something unless it's novel, non-obvious, and useful. Sol (the sun) and Proxima Centauri are the two nearest stars to Earth; since Proxima Centauri is older, the sun isn't novel...

Edit: unless you didn't mean "patent grant," but maybe "land grant" or "quitclaim deed" or something...
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June 9th, 2015 at 5:38:28 PM permalink
In case anyone is interested.

http://www.lunarland.com/
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AZDuffman
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June 9th, 2015 at 5:51:21 PM permalink
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Edit: unless you didn't mean "patent grant," but maybe "land grant" or "quitclaim deed" or something...



Yes, that is what "patent grant" means. A Patent Owner is the first owner of a piece of land, at least in older parts of the USA. I am not sure if they still used the term, but a person getting 160 acres under the Homestead Act would be the Patent Owner.

Yeah, I bring my work home and live this stuff nerd that I am.
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MathExtremist
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June 9th, 2015 at 7:40:04 PM permalink
I work at home so I have it worse than you. :)

And I'm in the intellectual property space so "patent" to me means the rights granted to an inventor under 35 USC 101 et seq. I had no idea that the word also meant something involving land ownership. I would have if I had ever gone to law school...
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