Source: All Things D
quote: But the judge is not going to do something stupid like set a prescedent for the willy-nilly use of sci-fi fantasies as prior art.
quote: Chilly Willy use of sci-fi fantasies as prior art.
quote: DT won't let me post the link, says it's spam, but google "donald duck as prior art" and click on the first link.
quote: It remains an open question whether the Dutch patent office in fact used this document as prior art to refuse the patent application. Regrettably the files of the cases have been destroyed by now, and the Dutch patent attorney who represented the inventor has passed away several years ago.
quote: If donald duck cartoons can be prior art, why not movies?
quote: I knew that most Android phones were pretty crappy but I hadn't realised that they actually caused brain damage
quote: Why not dreams, or narcotic induced hallucinations? Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.