Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Method and instrument for proposing marriage to an individual

People have different perceptions about intellectual property aka patents – some think they are the cornerstones of innovation, without which human progress would come to a standstill and yet there are others that proclaim that patents are all about exploiting the society, the masses, the third world, the poor. So they are either absolutely angelic or abhorabely satanic! To some know-it-alls they are “necessary evils”. My take is that most of the patents are just ridiculously funny.

I always thought that only things which are real break-throughs like the steam engine or the airplane or a super fancy software could be patented. Hehe. Come to the real world… Anything can be patented. Yes, ANYTHING!

& this cool dude here has patented the method for “proposing marriage to an individual”.

The method of proposing to an individual generally comprising the steps of meeting the individual; exchanging names with the individual; dating the individual (not necessary); drafting a government document having a proposal to marry the individual incorporated therein; and showing the government document to the individual. The government document may be a patent application. The patent application may claim the method by which the proposor will make a marriage proposal to the individual. The proposor could then use the method claimed in the patent application to propose to the individual. The patent application could be the actual marriage proposal.

So basically this guy just wrote that he is proposing the girl for marriage in a government patent application and got this act of immense stupidity “patented”.

I wonder if the girl only rejected this ‘patented proposal’ or downrightly rejected this stupid proposal and outrightly declared the guy mentally and emotionally challenged!

Anyway, check out this book, for more on such breakthrough inventions :D