News and discussions about image sensors
Given the number of prior arts, if this application goes through, there is something seriously wrong with the USPTO.
No inventive step whatsoever. Google woke up late. Look at apple array patents. Real inventions.
Could you be so kind to provide links to the specific Apple patents in mind. I am curious to check those myself. Thanks in advance! :-)
How about the Pelican patents? Not sure what the Google patent people are thinking....
There were prior arts even before pelican imaging at some universities, but these days, you can just pay a lot and get any patent through.
The good news is that no matter which patent you "get through", when push comes to shove, it will get tested in court. Only then will you know if the patent is worth the paper it's written on (and the filing fees)The bad news... same news.
And therein lies the rub - How do you beat an army of lawyers who file mountains of briefs? If you don't answer those briefs in a timely fashion you are considered non-responsive and run the very real risk of having your case thrown out. Not a very good system for protecting the inventor.
The system is not to protect inventors. It is to protect the well funded and politically connected - the 1%.
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