Algerian Gets Patent On Building Pyramids?

from the say-what-now? dept

Someone who prefers to be anonymous passed on this short, and not very detailed blurb, claiming that a doctor in Algeria, Assia Bennouar-Abdedaim, figured out "the secret of pyramid building techniques" and has now received a patent on it. Again, the description is lacking in a lot of details, but it says the patent was granted by the National Institute of Industrial Property, but that the doctor also "received recognition" from WIPO for the patent. It also says that both organizations were initially skeptical, but have since been convinced. Unfortunately, the reporting does not give any details for what's actually in the patent -- or if it's some sort of new method for building a pyramid. Of course, the claim that this was uncovering "the secrets" of pyramid building techniques certainly suggests it's not a new method at all, which makes us wonder why there should be any patent. Anyway, we look forward to someone presenting some of the pyramids of Egypt as prior art.

Filed Under: algeria, patents, pyramids

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    Darryl, 29 Dec 2010 @ 6:39pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Because something exists does not mean that method is prior art

    civil engineers do not use the term skyscraper, they use the term 'tall buildings' or highrise buildings.

    for one, and yes, most patents are methods for producing elements, those elements make the whole.

    please, explain what you would expect a patent for a highrise building would say ?

    if it is not the particulars of each component that makes up the total ?

    or do you use the design technique that adds, "then an miricle occures", and we are done. ?

    so if google 'patents for the construction of tall buildigs' or perhaps you can google (or Bing) highrise building patents.

    and you will see thousands of them.

    and im sure you will not be able to find prior art, even for a patent, "on building concrete highrises" it is a new method, a new way of achieving a result, and therefore it is patented.

    do your homework, and find out 'skyscraper' is not a correct term using in civil engineering.

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