[Ffmpeg-devel] [OT] patent madness

Mike Melanson mike
Tue Nov 8 20:37:34 CET 2005

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> In case anyone had missed it, check US patent application 20050244804.
> Abstract follows.  I say it's scary.
>     Process of relaying a story having a unique plot 

	Scary? Nah. I can't wait to see the ensuing legal battle when the 
patent is awarded and the inventor sues Hollywood for all its worth. The 
defendant would be left with no choice but to admit that none its movie 
plots are unique!

	I recently became aware of this curious patent: A patent on computer 

Method and system for identifying people who are likely to have a 
successful relationship

There's actually a fair bit of statistics and some AI in there.

	-Mike Melanson

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