posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 06:07 AM
Hi all, to use a cliche "long time reader but a first time poster..."
Would like to get your thoughts on classified patents.
At present, there over 4,915 secrecy orders in effect at the US Patent & Trademark office - and probably many times that number in effect worldwide.
Some details on these can be found at:
I have no doubt that many of these inventions relate to weapons - or technologies with real weapons potential - which should not be in the public
domain. However, I suspect some may relate to energy devices which could - perhaps - "upset the apple cart", so to speak. They could reduce the
demand for oil to such a degree as to cause an "unmanageable upheaval" in the global economy.
From time to time, some of these patents are declassfified, but I believe there are a number which have been held over for decades - though I stand to
be corrected on this.
It does indeed seem that some of these patents may not see the light of day for many years to come - if ever. The question is...what do they cover?
Are there any hints? Good guesses? Inside tracks?
Your thoughts would be appreciated.