Scene: a Court room with a 3-Judge panel. Patent Party enters at 8:30 am and
sets a computer chip on their table.
The court proceedings are brisk and
engaging, stirring the attention of everyone before breaking for
Upon returning from lunch, the Patent Party is tasked with running
a software application and touching the tangible results.
PPL (Patent Party
Lawyer): Your Honors, as you can see on the display screen, we are providing the
software with certain information upon which it will perform it's
J2 (Judge 2): And just what will this task be?
will show that the software can perform all the appropriate instructions of a
J1: And you plan on touching the tangible results,
PPL: That is correct your Honor.
listing the instructions in the computer chip, identifying the input value for
the instruction along with the results. The application runs for 5 minutes and
comes to a satisfacory halt.
PPL: As you can see... there was plenty of
good tangible results.
J1: Could you please touch these tangible
The Patent Party Lawyer reaches over
and touches the computer chip on the table.
J2: Perhaps I
misunderstood, you were supposed to touch the tangible results of the
PPL: That's right your honor, and I just did.
You expect us to believe that the execution of the application you just did
resulted in the tangible results of the computer chip in front of you, on the
PPL: That's correct your honor.
J3: I get it. You've
also invented time travel and will be using that at some point in the future to
travel back in time in order to be able to place the computer chip on the table
prior to even running the application!!!
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