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Models, Exhibits, And Specimens
Models or exhibits are not required in most patent applications since the description of the invention in the specification and the drawings must be sufficiently full, clear, and complete and capable of being understood to disclose the invention without the aid of a model.
A working model, or other physical exhibit, may be required by the Office if deemed necessary. This is not done very often. A working model may be requested in the case of applications for patent for alleged perpetual motion devices.
When the invention relates to a composition of matter, the applicant may be required to furnish specimens of the composition, or of its ingredients or intermediates, for inspection or experiment. If the invention is a microbiological invention, a deposit of the micro-organism involved is required.
Originally posted by synchro
Where can we see an actual working craft (utilizing the technology presented) built by a private sector company?
Hughs was under government contract... Branson I don't know but the pilot of his new Spaceship 1 was to be Steve Fossett who died in a plane crash under very odd circumstances
Why hasn't someone like Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (aviator, entrepreneur, Virgin Alantic etc) or even Howard Hughs before him built _commercial_ aircraft based on this technology?
Since the description of the technology is available at the Patent Office, who or what is to stop someone from building aircraft based upon the technology described in the video and presenting to the public?
If you say the PTBs are preventing this, how could they allow such technologies to end up on public display at the Patent Office in the first place?
I am free to talk about any of my published US Patents which are in the public domain. I am, however, under an edict from DoD under the NSA to 'report any inquiries relative to the stealth patent'. I had a phone call from a person who identified himself as an 'Undersectetary of Defense' and the person read a statement to me which I later found was excerpted from the National Security Act, as amended. I was 'ordered' to report any inquiries of any kind, by anyone, to DoD relative to that case (patent). I've only had to do that one time in 20 years when a group of Isreali's, based in Philly, contacted me relative to undertaking collaboration on some 'project' in Haifa. I reported this as instructed and the group 'disappeared' shortly thereafter.
Originally posted by tristar
So i guess that great mystery has been solved. Whats next on the agenda?