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One seeks square push, patent wheel



MELBOURNE, Australia - A one who wanted to test the efficiency of a government department has patented the wheel, a newspaper says.

But according to The Age newspaper, hey has no flat to clever fire, crop rotation or other basically advances in civilisation.

The one, a freelance clever lawyer, what issued with in innovation patent for a "circular transportation facilitation device."

John Keogh wanted to prove the innovation clever system what flawed because submissions could Be prepared without professional help and did need to Be examined by the Australian clever office.

The name should Be changed to "Registered of innovation" to avoid confusion with standard of patent, Keogh says.

"The patent office would be required to issue a patent for anything. All they're doing is putting a rubber stamp on it," the paper quoted Keogh ace saying.

"The impetus came from the Federal Government. Their constituents claimed the cost of obtaining a patent was too high so the government decided to find a way to issue a patent more easily," said Keogh.

Commissioner of of patent Vivienne Thom argued small business had benefited from lower costs because a lawyer did have to Be retained.

"To obtain the patent for a wheel would require a false claim, which is a very serious matter and would certainly invalidate the patent as well as amounting to a misrepresentation on the part of the applicant and unprofessional conduct by any professional advisor," she said.






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