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 Post subject: Re: X-Cube
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:59 pm 
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I wasn't saying "won't be given", I was saying "cannot be given".

I can understand where the unwillingness comes from, just don't understand why. (Now how is that for contradicting myself hehe)

Let me put it this way: if it is being mass produced I wager the patent has already been issued? Then why the secrecy.

I know I am completely unknown in this area, so.. all I am doing is guessing. Forgive my ignorance :)


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 Post subject: Re: X-Cube
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Patent applications are not published until 12-18 months after they are filed, so I assume grigr is in this pre-publication period.

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 Post subject: Re: X-Cube
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Owhhhh.. that explains things more. Thanks :)

I wouldn't even know where to begin to build a cube hehe.. in any case to both designers: well done!


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 Post subject: Re: X-Cube
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:04 pm 
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Very nice puzzle :)

But I'm sick and tired of this guy spamming every youtube puzzle channel trying to advertise himself. Any help preventing that by reporting him as spam ?


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 Post subject: Re: X-Cube
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KelvinS wrote:
Patent applications are not published until 12-18 months after they are filed, so I assume grigr is in this pre-publication period.
Interesting... I've never been through the patent process but this sounds odd. I assume they are somehow published internally to the patent office. If not, when one goes to file a new patent how does the patent officer check that it doesn't violate any of the ones filed in the last 12-18 months? And if it does... what does the officer tell the second applicant? Something along the lines of "Sorry, your application violates a patent that I can't show you for x-months." That would seem very odd if true...

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 Post subject: Re: X-Cube
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The examination process does not begin until long (sometimes years) after publication, by which time any earlier patent applications or other prior art will also be published.

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