Method of Swinging on a Swing

Monday 15 April 2002

We’ve all seen stupid patents. Things that should never have been filed, much less granted. Now we have patent #6368227: Method of swinging on a swing. Now, come on. Surely this is a joke of some sort, although the Patent Office wasn’t clever enough to get it.

I can just see this guy prowling the playgrounds, trying to get license nickels off of kids swinging side-to-side.

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