by Mike Masnick
Tue, Jun 3rd 2008 3:13pm
Last month, we wrote about a troublesome attempt to patent the method of creating a mutual fund. Now it appears that more details are coming out, and it remains rather ridiculous. The guy uses a method based on judging a company's sales, cash flow, book value, and dividends -- which is basically the four key things that pretty much any stock picker is going to look at. Basically, this guy has come up with a method to pick stocks that has been working okay for him (though, there are some questions as to how well it really works), and now he wants to prevent anyone else from being able to pick stocks in the same way. Luckily, his first attempt at a patent was rejected, but that hasn't stopped him from pushing forward with a second attempt to get the patent.
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