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'Alexa, find me a good patent lawyer' – Amazon sued for allegedly lifting tech of home assistant

Tom 38 Silver badge

Re: Surely...

Gene Roddenberry owns most stuff with all the ideas he and his team came up with on Star Trek.

That's not how it works. A patent is about the process of doing something, not the idea of doing something. This is why there is/was not a patent for "Fixing atmospheric Nitrogen", but there is one for the Frank-Caro process, and a different one for the Haber-Bosch process, because although they both fix atmospheric nitrogen, they do so in different methods.

Gene Roddenberry came up with no methods.

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