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What were they thinking: sock wedgie

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GordonScott
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GordonScott   8/31/2012 9:44:30 AM
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Using the trade name "Velcro" in the patent seems like a mistake. So long as one doesn't use "Velcro" or something that infringes any applicable patent of theirs, I think this patent is worthless (or should be). I may also have prior art with chewing gum :-)

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BrianBailey   8/29/2012 1:09:49 AM
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So true, or toe socks...

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BrianBailey   8/29/2012 1:08:38 AM
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Well, that is why they make socks with separated toes, and as for the thongs - there is no way to avoid a wedgie with a thong!

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SteveD_Aus   8/28/2012 11:54:02 PM
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I thought sock wedgies were only caused when wearing them with flip flops (thongs to Australians, but I'll go with flip flops since we are already discussing wedgies). Anyways, the flip-flop-sock-wedgie is merely a sign that this combination should be avoided at all costs. Pity no one told my secondary school maths teacher!

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Bellhop   8/28/2012 8:04:48 PM
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I suppose that this inventor's not a prospect for "toe shoes".

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ReneCardenas   8/24/2012 11:05:50 PM
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This is a good example of what is worng with the patenet system in force today, why grant a patent to an simple obvious change like that. To be of merit, shouldn't be more than an obvious extension of present product or application?

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