Economía

La madre de todas las patentes estúpidas

15 Nov, 2012 - - @egocrata

Os presento la United States Patent Application 20080270152, también conocida como «Patent Acquisition and Assertion by a (Non-Inventor) First Party Against a Second Party» (vía):

Methods for a first party to acquire and assert a patent property against a second party are disclosed. The methods include obtaining an equity interest in the patent property. The methods further include writing a claim within the scope of the patent property. The claim is written to cover a product of the second party where the product includes a secret aspect. The methods further include filing the claim with a patent office. The methods sometimes include offering a license of the patent property to the second party after the patent property issues as a patent with the claim. The methods sometimes include asserting infringement of the claim by the second party after the patent property issues as a patent with the claim. The methods sometimes include negotiating a cross-license with the second party based on the assertion of infringement of the claim, where under the cross-license the first party obtains a license to an intellectual property right from the second party.

Traducido rápido: patenta comprar una patente y utilizarla para coser a juicios a todo aquel que la vulnere como método para ganar dinero. Es decir, algún listillo ha decidido patentar la práctica de patent trolling, esa peste de la era tecnológica consistente en registrar ideas genéricas y/o semiobvias y después bombardear con abogados  todo aquel que ose inventar algo que suene vagamente familiar.

Los genios detrás esta innovadora tecnología son dos juristas de una empresa con una larga tradición de maldad, Halliburton. La patente fue registrada en el 2007 y aún no ha sido aprobada. Si algún día deciden utilizarla será francamente divertido.