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sony patents shock and awe

Iron Chef

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Hmm... I wonder how much such a patent costs and whether or not the man who coined the term (former US navy pilot Harlan Ullman according to the article) gets any credit... Interesting.
 

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Quick update btw on this topic as reported by Japantoday.com:

"Sony withdraws trademark registration of 'shock and awe'

Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 07:14 JST
TOKYO 窶 Sony Corp said Tuesday it will withdraw its application with the U.S. patent office to register "shock and awe" 窶 a catch phrase used by the U.S. forces in their initial air campaign in Iraq 窶 as title for a PlayStation video game.

In a statement released jointly with its U.S. subsidiary Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, Sony said the application was based on "inappropriate judgment."
 

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no I guess making millions off of drug patents like viagra, isnt worth it... phizer made a huge mistake patenting it
 
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