"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Patent Ruling Against Mercedes-Benz in Germany on Car Heat Vent Placement

In another case showing the absurdity of the broken patent systems worldwide, take a look at this report at Car and Driver that Mercedes-Benz Stripped of Its Airscarf After Ruling of Patent Infringement.

It looks like the choice of where to put heating vents in a car can be patented according to law viz. according to this interpretation of law.

Wait until this principle is applied to heating units in homes and other buildings under the motto that there is nothing like the invention of a location for heating vents. Nuts!

Is it the argument of the patent granting authority that a location has been invented? Certainly heating elements or vents have not been "invented", there being plenty of prior art.

This is just another example of patent law viz. its interpretation "run wild".

A "good idea" of WHERE to put heating vents is NOT an invention in our book.

Sorry, patent freaks, but this is a perfect example of why patent laws and their court interpretation worldwide need to be heavily reformed to make patent applications apply to specific and demonstrably workable PRODUCTS invented, not simply to ideas by outsiders about where people who make such products can or can not place such products once they are in production.