Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

They Invented What? (No. 131)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on March 7, 2020

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pub. Appl. No. 2008/0172175: Funny/humorous/abusive GPS system or navigation system.


GPS or navigation system is a gadget which with the help of a satellite guides you when you are driving a vehicle and gets you to your desired destination. When this gadget is turned on, it can locate where you are. When the address of the destination is entered in this little, computer operated machine, the driver can either look at the street map shown on its screen or can also turn on voice (audio) guided directions in addition. These directions are usually given very politely in a woman’s voice, some cases could be a man’s voice too. With my invention, there will be an extra feature added to the existing GPS systems. The drivers will be able to turn on or off this feature. Funny phrases like “YOU STUPID” OR “YOU SILLY” OR…

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