Is everything Patented?

by Tom Carroll

Well, is everything patented? The idiots at the US patent and trademark office are sure letting anyone patent just about anything. I think Amazon has patented everything dealing with shopping on-line. How can a business do anything if the outward process of doing something is patented?

One click ordering owned by Amazon, Fixed price auctions owned by some former CIA spook. Competition has moved beyond products into customer behaviors and desires. I don’t know if this is a good thing but it sure seems to restrain the marketplace.

Liberty is defined by Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2002.http://www.merriam-webster.com (2 Apr. 2002) as, “freedom from arbitrary or despotic control” or “the power of choice.” I think I will try to patent Liberty. Looks like there could be a few people infringing.

TC