a reply to: pimptriggs
Total, and utter twaddle.
For a start, the video game does not describe the product in nearly enough detail to put a patent upon. In the game in question, it is a loosely
described item, having a name, a purpose and a pseudoscientific description. However, there is not a full ingredients list, there is no method
suggested as to how to combine those ingredients into a functional substance which achieves the goal intended for the product. Essentially, in order
to create a product which achieves that aim, in the real world, it is still necessary to do all the research and development, all the lab work,
experimentation, to establish the optimum quantities of each component in the finished product, in order to best achieve the aim of the product at
Do you think that Gene Roddenberry's estate deserves to be inflated with the proceeds of cell phone sales? Do you think that Arthur C Clarke's
estate ought to be credited with funds, purely because his works (many and various) were intrinsic to the space industry, and still have things to
teach us about travel among the stars?
When the military build an armour suit with electronic components and augmented capabilities, will they owe Stan Lee money? No. They will not.
If I design a car, from the bottom up, and draw up plans for every component part, diagrams showing the way they go together, detailed measurements
of each intended component, as well as charts showing the potential power and handling advantages of the design, and then someone sees those plans,
and builds my car from those designs, THAT is an issue.
But if all I do, is draw a pretty looking body shell, and draw up a list of performance statistics that I would like the item to have, and then
someone goes ahead and applies themselves to that challenge, that is an entirely different situation. In this scenario, I have not done any actual
work on the project, I have not described and detailed the parts to be used, the methodology applied to achieve those performance statistics, I have
merely imagined something in a fairly shallow manner, and put it out there as a loose idea.