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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5
01-16-2011, 06:04 AM
Originally Posted by USS Parallax
Patenting an action that's thousands of years old. I know someone who made jewelry and there's a certain technique that is thousands of years that she used to make some of her jewelry. Literally thousands of years old. Well, someone patented it so she couldn't do it anymore!
Pretty sure she just needs to demonstrate prior art and it becomes public domain again. this is why no one can patent the fork.