A Patent for What?

By Marcus Chan - 2012-08-27T21:24:43Z

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Saving Lives, Easier Kills, Hot Food

If necessity is the mother of invention, then some U.S. patents that were granted in the past few weeks show how dangerous it is to be on a motorcycle, how difficult it is to shoot animals, and how inconvenient the microwave oven has become.