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Originally posted by pieman
one way to look at it might be that there is no way the PTB are willing to pay a patent holder fees every time they insert one of these into a "security risk citizen" for the next 20 or 30 years, however long a patent lasts in germany.
perhaps they thought it was distasteful, dunno, but rejecting a patent doesn't stop someone from making these commercially, it probably makes it easier.
[edit on 19/5/09 by pieman]
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
A cyanide-equipped RFID chip implant? This is worse than anything the Nazi's did!
Well, good for Germany. And how ironic that the Germans themselves denied this when Hitler would have loved nothing more to get his hands on these for ultimate, total control and subjugation of the populace.
Oh, so you don't want to go where I am sending you??? Click.... AHHHHHHRRRRGGGG! Death to you then.
Even George Orwell would be shocked at this invention. You just try to pass a law that mandates these for all people, and I will *SNIP*
(visit the link for the full news article)
Mod edit: Removed threat of violence. We don't allow that here.
[edit on 5/19/2009 by Hal9000]
Originally posted by Dark Jester
You act as if all germans are evil with that hilter/german comment. No wonder the world hates americans.
It was only a matter of time before something like this was to pop up.
Originally posted by Exile71
reply to post by TrueAmerican
Don't know if anyone has said this yet and can't be bothered checking. Don't recall them mentioning it in the numerous other posts on the matter here and elsewhere.
Namely that denying a patent does not mean you cannot make it.
Usually a patent is denied because it does not represent a NEW idea.
Also, denying a patent is carte blanche for anyone else to make it and not have to pay royalties to the designer.
Now if the German parliament had rushed through a law banning this chip's manufacture, then great.
But otherwise, they have denied this patent for the following 2 reasons, both very sinister:
1) The chip had already been designed and patented
2) They want others to be able to use the technology without the permission of the creators.
Originally posted by Ahabstar
Got to hand it to the Saudi that came up with this. I mean if the TPTB want to roll with this idea he stands to make quite a bit off the royalties or a heck of an infringement suit if they try to stiff him. That man may have set the tightwads back by a few years while they brainstorm and retool for a different route.