June 10, 2023

You Owe Royalties

No seriously.. thanks to the wonderful invention of the Patent, if you’ve ever done one of the following tasks, you owe the patent holder royalties:

• licked a postage stamp

• swung sideways on a playground swing

• compared 2 numbers to see if they are “not equal”

• Used a stick as a dog toy.

• used a laser pointer to entertain or exercise a cat (4 patents relating to this)

• Made a webpage with a form on it.

• sent a smiley face 🙂 over a wireless device

Anybody else know of any crazy patents?

About Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones is an SEO from Detroit. By day he works as a manager of SEO & Analytics at SapientNitro where his team performs SEO for Fortune500 clients. By night he's either playing hockey or attempting to take over the world with his own websites - which he would have already succeeded in doing had it not been for those meddling kids and their dog. The views expressed here have not been paid for and belong only to Ryan, not any of his employers or clients. Follow Ryan on Twitter at: @RyanJones, add him on Google+ or visit his personal website: www.RyanMJones.com