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Claimed Monopolies Over 'Running A Game of Skill Tournament'

How sill can patents get? This silly:

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/09/13/GameShow.pdf [PDF link]

Thanks to CourtHouseNews.com for reporting this.

Apparently the Game Show Network felt it could just steal another company's property by having a computer match, rank and distribute awards to competing contestants based on their relative skill levels. They obviously need to pay dearly for this moral outrage...

More on the specific patent that the U.S. Patent office deemed worthy enough for a monopoly here:

http://www.google.com/patents?id=9ysFAAAAEBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=6,174,237&hl=en&ei=NXxvTvDyEOzOiAKYiIG4Bw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA


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