Hold The Press: Someone Invented The Motorcycle Wheel
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Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
At times I really got to wonder about the patent offices (see a selection of WTF patents in the related articles below). Imagine getting a patent in for a motorcycle wheel! But the patent exists and it was submitted (number EP2572897 A2 was filed on September 17th, 2012).
The patent calls for a rather elaborate wheel to be used for a motorcycle. It is the hub itself that is different, but the difference, from what I can see, is pure cosmetic.
The two Japanese "inventors" have hired lawyers to transpose their invention in legal speak. I dare you to read the whole patent without falling asleep, or at least yawning.
If you manage to read the whole thing, maybe you can explain why this is "THE" wheel I should use for my motorcycle. Or are they filing it because nobody else has, and now the can claims royalties for every wheel sold?
Click here to read the motorcycle wheel patent .
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