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Angled lights & white backdrop = Cease and desist letter from amazon?

 
gotaudi
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May 12, 2014 13:11 |  #1

Saw this and just want to make everyone aware how ridiculous our patent office is getting here in the US....

The link... http://arstechnica.com …t-butter-sandwich-patent/ (external link)

to sum it up the patents is:

"A background comprising a white cyclorama; a front light source positioned in a longitudinal axis intersecting the background, the longitudinal axis further being substantially perpendicular to a surface of the white cyclorama; an image capture position located between the background and the front light source in the longitudinal axis, the image capture position comprising at least one image capture device equipped with an eighty-five millimeter lens, at least one image capture device further configured with an ISO setting of about three hundred twenty and an f-stop value of about 5.6;"

are they joking? Maybe this is a joke, at least I hope... What will they Patent next? I hope this is amazon making an example out of the US patent office on how incompetent they all are...

How do you feel about this? I know I have been surprised in the past with the crazy things the patent office has accepted.




  
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1000arms
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May 12, 2014 13:38 |  #2

There are a few other threads already present regarding the topic.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1376359

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1376109

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1376220

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1376324




  
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gotaudi
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May 12, 2014 15:14 |  #3

My Bad...




  
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1000arms
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May 12, 2014 16:12 |  #4

gotaudi wrote in post #16899606 (external link)
My Bad...

The thought of informing POTN members about the Amazon patent was good. :)




  
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