Indebted to Private Eye for this one.
It never ceases to amaze me as to the bounds of human ingenuity or the crankiness to which the US patent office will sink. Now I’m sure there’s real research to be done here and the forum chemist, Xerxes, should get on it right away. I’m sure a forum whip round will get some cash for a grant for a couple of PhD students – who knows there may even be some eager researchers out there. However, when we get to field trials….Well I guess that’s something to discuss at about 11pm at a forum social.
No idea what I’m on about?
Well follow this linkUS patent 6485773
I hope that link worked, and now having disgraced myself on the forum I shall leave! Apologies if this is repeat information.