Thursday, November 09, 2006

US application 20040161257 and bogus claims

Discussion of US application 20040161257 is making the rounds. The correspondence address for the application is


and claim 9 of the application states:

9. The method of providing user interface displays in an image forming
apparatus which is really a bogus claim included amongst real claims, and
which should be removed before filing; wherein the claim is included to
determine if the inventor actually read the claims and the inventor
should instruct the attorneys to remove the claim.

As a separate matter, note that a search in the USPTO application database for "bogus claim" returns no results -->

Results of Search in db for:
"bogus claim": 0 applications.

No application publications have matched your query

The Google search engine is not the only defective search engine in town.


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