It has been a while since I featured a crazy patent, but this one takes the biscuit. This patent teaches you about how to buy a patent and to sue someone else for violation of the patent – or in other words it patents being a patent troll. Now you think that it would only be a law firm who would want to create such a patent, but in this case it is an oil services company who clearly believes that either they can make money from lawyers or they are afraid that there are companies who have patents that they violate and are scared of them ending up in the hands of someone who could sue them, so they will make it impossible for one company to sell a patent to someone else. The circular logic here just gets to be mind boggling. So with all of the high-tech patents being bought and sold these days – do any of them owe money to Halliburton?
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