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merlyn (47)

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Wednesday November 16, 2005
10:38 AM

Warp drive patented?

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Looks like the USPTO gave a patent to the warp drive... I guess Dr. Zefram Cochrane can retire early.

I wonder how often "Universal Spacetime" has appeared as a phrase in a patent application?

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  • I wish I could believe this patent meant that star travel would be practical within the 17 year duration of the patent. Alas, the quick analysis is that the patent should never have issued.
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    Bill
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