These patent trolls would try to patent all of the fundimental discoveries of our time if they were allowed to like fire, and the wheel.
And the irony is - it looks like they are actually allowed to do so. US Patent Office becomes a prostitute - just pay the money and you'll get the service you want... -- Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...
I've been hoping for years that they'd close that place down and start over.
Seems to me Braun had a toothbush about 15 years ago that charged via a coupled coil. I'm pretty sure there were more before that.
Tesla comes to mind
And power companies for years have had to contend with folks firing up a pickup coil near their high-voltage lines to rob power from the fields. Maybe those power thieves should be awarded the patent instead... -- The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. A. de Tocqueville