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No, it doesn't cure AIDS. A page with a list of fake cures states: Tetrasil (or Imusil) is a substance containing tetrasilver tetroxide. A patent held by Dr. Marvin S. Antelman claims that this simple chemical compound cures AIDS by “electrocuting” HIV. Dr. Antelman admits his approach to AIDS is “non-conventional” and he does not trust viral ...


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It's difficult to verify the statement that "2.7% of patents granted to technology companies are design patents", since it's not obvious how "technology companies" differs from other companies, to which patents are assigned. Assuming that we limit the search to US patents, there were 247,727 patents issued/granted in 2011, of which 21,356 (12%) were design ...


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From the 1996 PBS television special "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires." [Source] Part 3 - Great Artists Steal: Steve Jobs: "Ultimately it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things in to what you're doing. I mean ...


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No, tetrasilver tetroxide has not been demonstrated as an effective antiviral agent, which would be required to remove the HIV virus that causes AIDS. In 2005, a review examined the claims from patents from 2001-2004 related to the use of silver as an antimicrobial agent. A biological evaluation of the anti-viral properties of silver tetra-silver tetra-...


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Using the EPO patent search, it is relatively easy to reject that such a patent has been granted. EPO has not granted any patents directly to Montsano containing the word "broccoli" (search term: "Brocolli ia=Monsanto"). The patent you are linking to in your comment EP 1 597 965 B1 is the only patent granted by the EPO containing the word "broccoli". The ...


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The Global Research article has a confusing date line: Global Research, January 22, 2013 Global Research, 29 July 2009 In 2009, Monsanto did heavily restrict independent science. An October 2009 news feature by Emily Waltz in Nature Biotechnology talks about a complaint by 26 scientists to the EPA about seed company's restrictions. "No truly ...


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The accepted answer is a good one. Here I'd like to illustrate it by giving concrete examples from the field of data compression. LZW, the "GIF Patents" In the late 1970s, two fundamental dictionary-compression algorithms were published by Lempel and Ziv, known as LZ77 and LZ78 for short. Many modern data-compression algorithms can be described as being ...


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I can apply for a patent for a gadget that I envision. That doesn't mean the gadget does what I purport that it does. For example: I beleive that I can create an engine that uses water as intake, seperates the oxygen into hydrogen and oxygen, and then burns the hydrogen and oxygen as fuel. I can also claim that this engine will have zero emissions, and ...


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This answer doesn't require much more than a single link. US Patent 6930686: Method and apparatus for drawing thick black lines A graphics system and method with which thick graphic primitives are efficiently drawn by minimizing dependence on drawing algorithms that require appreciable setup time. The method contemplates drawing a thick primitive in ...


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