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originally posted by: TerryDon79
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: TerryDon79
Don't have to work:
Here's a patent for a device which breaks the "laws of physics". And doesn't work.
Thus educating you, and shutting down the OP's claim.
Just read through that article and had a giggle.
"superconductor shield that changes the space-time continuum in such a way that it defies gravity." How could that not have set off alarm bells?
After the threshold requirement of patent eligibility is met, an invention must still fulfill several other requirements. A patentable invention is also required to exhibit utility, meaning that it must be useful for some purpose and not merely inoperative or operatively impossible under the known laws of nature. For example, a perpetual motion machine would describe a useful invention if it existed, but because such a machine is know to be physically impossible, its description in a patent application would not exhibit any actual utility and therefore would be ineligible for patent protection.
Requests for additional evidence should be imposed rarely, and only if necessary to support the scientific credibility of the asserted utility (e.g., if the asserted utility is not consistent with the evidence of record and current scientific knowledge). As the Federal Circuit recently noted, “only after the PTO provides evidence showing that one of ordinary skill in the art would reasonably doubt the asserted utility does the burden shift to the applicant to provide rebuttal evidence sufficient to convince such a person of the invention’s asserted utility.”
originally posted by: Nochzwei
Laws of physics also known as Natural laws act as a barrier for revolutionary science. Any device that does this is not patentable anywhere. Why is this so? Is there a watchdog entity that keeps tabs on individuals that allegedly break the natural laws? If so, which particular govt entity is that.?
Though it is a fact that over the years lot of inventors have gone missing, or die under questionable circumstances.
Just wondering what are your views on this subject.
originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: MarioOnTheFly
Can you explain whats the purpose of granting a patent for a device that doesnt work?
You can take it and your spiel to some gullible moneybags and get him to finance your ‘prototype’.
originally posted by: daniel_g
I think the patent mentioned earlier here may have been allowed since an intended use would be directing air (perhaps if a pump was to blow air in it), independently of what the inventor thinks will be achieved or not.
originally posted by: MarioOnTheFly
a reply to: Phage
Can you explain whats the purpose of granting a patent for a device that doesnt work? I dont get that one.
originally posted by: spirit_horse
originally posted by: big_BHOY
a reply to: Nochzwei
The laws of physics have been tested by all & sundry and never broken once.
Except that faster than light speed has been proven in the laboratory and as such makes your statement moot. It is only a law until it is broken and particle entanglement in quantum physics and the lab tests proved it.
But by the 1960s, physicists were increasingly convinced of quantum mechanics and its propensity to flout the traditional rules of physics. Entanglement was possible, they said. But not until recently have scientists begun to demonstrate it. Last year, for example, researchers at the University of Science and Technology in Shanghai measured how fast "simultaneous" really is. They set up two entangled photons 10 miles apart, then observed how fast a change of state in one would register in the other. The result, according to their paper, was 10,000 times the speed of light.
Scientists demonstrate 3 way Quantum Communication
That's not so. You dilate time on a tabletop and it phoo phoos einstein's GR and SR
originally posted by: [post=20201227]big_BHOY
As of right now, Einstein and Special Relativity still remain supreme.