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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    Marcus Carab (profile), 29 Dec 2010 @ 12:09pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Er...

    I'm dismissing your comment because it was a bunch of irrelevant questions and a complaint that you don't get the point.

    What exactly is it you think Mike "got wrong"? You didn't raise any opposing points or even any concerns with the post - you are just whining that you don't think it's important enough.

    Guess what: a bunch of us find stories like this interesting and relevant to the patent issues we are constantly discussing. If you don't, no big deal - just skip this post. There was no specific "point" anyway - it was just calling attention to a curious patent application and pointing out that it does seem slightly strange.

    So what is your objection, exactly? That you aren't interested in this one post? Go read something else then man.

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