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Author Topic: USPTO IS NOW FIRST TO FILE!!! Legislation (HR 1249)  (Read 5060 times)
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July 15, 2011, 11:32:06 PM

Also, you need to file within a year of the technology becoming public knowledge.


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July 15, 2011, 11:49:59 PM

I think all of you are missing the point here. Bitcoin does not need a trademark, and it never will. Let 100 lawyers file all they want, it does not matter. Imagine lawyer got his patent granted tomorrow - what he gonna do? All he gets is favor from government(s). Bitcoin is not created or run by governments, so good luck enforcing your so-called "right". And if government(s) decide to shut it down, that's what they will try to do anyway, patent or no patent.

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July 16, 2011, 12:23:25 AM

It'd be like me trying to copyright the bible.
So completely feasible and done by multiple entities?

(First off, there's a Crown Copyright that never expires on the King James Version in the UK; that particular version has fallen into public domain in the US and most of the world.  Though, new "translations" are almost always held under copyright.)
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July 28, 2011, 02:06:33 PM

I think of an established company within the Bitcoin economy (tradehill, gox, bit-pay, bitcoin forums) were to patent bitcoin on behalf of the community and somehow place a clause making it open to be used for everyone.

How much would this cost, I know a bunch of patent lawyers. I'm gonna look into this.

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July 28, 2011, 03:13:48 PM

Look I'm the guy that discovered the initial trademark filing

The term is common already,  it's been in use for years now.   I personally object to ANYONE holding a trademark of it.    It's akin to someone trademarking the term "US DOLLAR" or something along those lines.

I believe that the term is already common and cannot be trademarked as it's already a common name... period.

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