xiaomi mi band
Why pay hundreds!?! The Mi Band is around 30 quid and does nearly everything the more expensive ones do
8 posts • joined 2 Sep 2010
Maybe just me, but if someone stole my laptop, of any brand and under any circumstances - I'd be rightly f**ked off. Having a go at them for almost inviting this because of the type of machine they have is a bit low.
Yeah the shiny things will attract the most attention, but the author wasn't exactly leaving it unattended in public.
I'm going attempt to draw on my whole 6 months of experience as a trainee patent attorney (*years* ago, I might add) here...
The difference with fashion and cooking is that there may not be a new "thing" invented that can be patentable. E.g. if you come up with a new dress that adds say, a frill here and there, this might best be described as a "design" change rather than an invention as all of the elements were know before, but have now been arranged differently.
However, if, in the production of this dress there was a new type of stitch used that was as strong as the usual one but used less thread, then this would be inventive and could be patented.
From what I remember, registering and attempting to protect a design is very weak as you can only register your specific design - if you design a cup, then this is your design. If someone then comes along and adds a handle, then this is a new design.
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