Post by Uncle Buddy on Apr 12, 2015 22:53:52 GMT -8
Does anyone know if the patent office keeps old applications on file? I am sure they are not online, unless very recent. I used to go to the patent library in Sunnyvale, California and copy massive piles of air car patents with the last of my grocery money, but these days I am more interested in the applications that the patent office would have summarily rejected as "perpetual motion". Of course you and I know better, but calling solar energy dirty names is one good way to keep oil in control of the known universe.
I have over a hundred names of inventors who claimed remarkable results similar to Bob Neal, but Bob is the one with the patent. Just think what we could learn if all those rejected applications could be found. Anyone ever looked into this?
Access is possible under some circumstances that seem somewhat the equivalent of filing a FOI request. That is you have to be able to know or specify what it is you are requesting and there is also a fee.
It doesn't seem that these files are available for casual "browsing".