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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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 29 Dec 2010 @ 12:25pm

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

    New here, no. So because techdirt discusses patents and this is a patent then it is relevant? I disagree.

    "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."

    Yikes, I don't know where to begin. The part that Mike got wrong was posting this in the first place. If I accept your interpretation that I "don't think it's important enough", how is that not expressing a concern?

    "You must live in a tiny, tiny little bubble if you restrict your interests to ONLY what affects your daily life."

    You must live in your mom's basement if only a tiny, tiny number of things affect your daily life.

    An Algerian patent on building pyramids, not relevant to anything. I can't believe I'm wasting my time on this.

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