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 @ 10:10am

    Re: Re: Re: Er... yes, this is exactly the thing Mikes needs to be called on.

    can you prove his method is the one that has been used before, to do that you would need prior knowledge, which you do not have.

    also, it does not matter if the patented method was the one used before that makes no difference.

    Its a patent, on A METHOD of building pyramids, it does not matter if it was THE method they used or not. We do not know THE method they used, so it might be, or it might not be..

    Makes no difference, that person patented A method of building them. That does not mean that tomorrow, you cannot go to the patent office and patent ANOTHER method of doing it.

    If you are creative enough to come up with ANY viable method at all.

    She did, and she patented her method, if you do it tomorrow you can patent you're method right next to hers.

    and where is the prior art, ?

    Cant you understand how silly this argument is, how off base it is to the real world, and what it says about you're understanding of patents, and IP ?

    for there to be a prior art claim, there would have to be some PRIOR ART, to refer too, to say "this person, used this prior art to form their patent app".

    If you cannot show any prior art on HOW the pyramids were made, or HOW they COULD be made, then that specific method is valid, and without prior art.

    Its very simple, and to say otherwise, shows a lack of understanding of the whole field !

    Do you want to display that lack of understanding to everyone ?

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