Swing Patent Belongs To Seven Year Old
from the that-explains-some-of-it... dept
Last week we mentioned the ridiculous patent for a method for swinging on a swing which later made its way to Slashdot and suddenly everyone was talking about. It turns out that the patent was granted to a 7 year old kid (though, it was filed when he was 5). It was filed by his lawyer father who wanted to teach his son how the patent process worked (or, doesn’t work, apparently). He says that his son will not be going after lucrative licensing deals with anyone caught swinging side to side on swings.