Weekly Worthless Patent List
These patents have not been singled out based on an extensive review of each week's patents. Quite the contrary. I simply start through the list of patents in the order they are issued, or randomly pick a starting point, and select the first one that appears to solidly fail on at least one of those criteria (and, usually but not always, is also not assigned to a large firm). Generally I expect such a patent to turn up in the first 20 from wherever I start looking each week for the simple reason that studies of patents show that less than 2% of all patents will ever make anyone any money. (More below)
Pick your own worthless patent at www.uspto.gov/web/patents/patog/, the USPTO Official Gazette access page.
This site is here not to belittle specific inventors but to help beginning inventors see clearly just how far astray ignorance and blind love for an idea can lead them. Ignorance is something everyone has and it is not a bad thing---it does become bad though when one chooses to remain ignorant in a field where they intend to conduct business (whether through venturing or licensing). Blind love, at least in the inventing game, is a bad thing because it leads to BAD business decisions that can ultimately cost serious money. There are literally thousands of companies that will happily take an inventor's money no matter how bad they recognize the inventor's decisions to be. Back to Top
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