The Ass Patent is Inevitable

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Techdirt noted this morning that Microsoft has been granted a patent on a game show format. I know that MS is trying to work the IP scene, but really, now — this seems a bit much.

I can imagine the day that this application was filed…MS managers holding departmental meetings, passing out sheets of paper to their groups: “Okay, everybody, settle down. Each one of you needs to write down one idea for something cool on your sheet of paper before four o’clock. And print neatly, please — all of them are being sent directly to the USPTO.”

The ass patent is inevitable…the lone and level sands stretch far away.