April Fools

Patent Office Sued Over Patent on Issuing Patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office has been forced to halt the issuing of new patents after being sued for violation of patent number #4608919, “System and Method For Granting Limited Monopolies On Inventions.”

Reddit Rolling Out “Real Names of Chuck Norris Only” Policy

In a misguided attempt to stifle anonymous speech while “preserving the culture” of the service, the popular social site Reddit recently announced it would institute a “real names only” policy that only allows user to select the name Chuck Norris. While we applaud their ingenuity in avoiding the pitfalls other sites have encountered in determining what does or doesn’t look like a “real” name, we remain concerned over the closure of another venue for pseudonymous speech.

New Zealand Leaks New IP Chapter of TPP, Includes Mandate to Give All Alleged Copyright Infringers Free Puppies

The leaked draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has not been confirmed by the negotiating parties, but a highly-placed source claims to have overheard the US Trade Representative saying, “Who wouldn’t want to snuggle with a puppy while watching their pirated copy of Season 1 Game of Thrones?”

But some of course are fools all the time.

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