November 10, 2008

Practical Joke?

I read this headline on Slashdot:
Halliburton Applies For Patent-Trolling Patent

It's GOT to be joke... see the original article:

Is it April 1 somewhere in the world? *Somebody's* got to be kidding... please?


metamerist said...

It's nice, but USPTO 5443036 is still my favorite. :-)

Unknown said...

It's real. Filing was 2007-04-28. Its URL at is in the techdirt article.

Sree Kotay said...

Wa-how... um, yep, 5443036 might take the cake...