Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

They Invented What? (No. 34)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 8, 2018

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 4,646,382:  Lottery ticket scraper.

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Background:

Human history is cyclic. Civilizations rise from primitive cultures or previously decadent and crushed civilizations, often after a long period of darkness. As civilizations begin a birth, or the rebirth, moral values of the group, and ultimately of the individual rise and become dominate. The wealth of civilizations is often first enjoyed only by a small, select few, sometimes determined by heredity and sometimes by ability. The recognition of moral values, the integrity of the individual, the responsibility of each individual to look after his own needs and to care his own rises as a civilization grows toward maturity. Gradually, the oppressed and the less fortunate begin to partake of the feast of civilization and the conscience of society is turned toward taking care of those who are unable to care for themselves.

Those who have wealth and power are…

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