Don't step on that Patent!


Gravelrash

Link Posted 09/05/2014 - 17:03
Daily Mail is running with a story about Amazon patenting your average studio shot!

Should we be worried?

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Steve

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MattMatic

Link Posted 09/05/2014 - 17:11
I think "prior art" would make that an unsustainable patent.

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Gamka

Link Posted 09/05/2014 - 17:25
Don't worry, it only covers usage with an 85mm lens, ISO320 and f 5.6!

Gravelrash

Link Posted 09/05/2014 - 17:33
Gamka wrote:
Don't worry, it only covers usage with an 85mm lens, ISO320 and f 5.6!

Haha. Good spot. Now don't disturb me cos I'm busy writing patent apps for all the other combinations.
Steve

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aliengrove

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 01:31
An amusing take on it here
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 02:33
Gravelrash wrote:

Should we be worried?

No
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johnriley

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 08:40
It's very, very weird and it makes me wonder why Amazon would pay good money to pursue such a patent.

I can't think of any obvious reason.
Best regards, John

CMW

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 09:59
johnriley wrote:
It's very, very weird and it makes me wonder why Amazon would pay good money to pursue such a patent.

I can't think of any obvious reason.

The suggestion made elsewhere is that Amazon is attempting to protect its “secret sauce” for creating product photographs in front of a seamless background, possibly in order to prevent competitors’ photographs from looking 100% identical in terms of lighting.

That is at least plausible, and ties in with what we know of Amazon's almost Darwinian pursuit of competitive advantage.
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pentaxian450

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 15:43
I wonder how many and how much bribes they had to pay to patent a technique that's been used since photography exists?
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

Gravelrash

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 16:37
aliengrove wrote:
An amusing take on it here

I tried your link but just got abuse...




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Smeggypants

Link Posted 19/05/2014 - 02:31
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Stuey

Link Posted 19/05/2014 - 21:24
Smeggypants wrote:
The last thing I would do is adopt a whiney accent and move to America.

What you don't want spray on cheese and football that doesn't use feet much
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 19/05/2014 - 22:21
Stuey wrote:
Smeggypants wrote:
The last thing I would do is adopt a whiney accent and move to America.

What you don't want spray on cheese and football that doesn't use feet much

hehe


btw it's called Handegg. or at least it should be.
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myles

Link Posted 19/05/2014 - 23:35
I don't know about the spray-on cheese, but we have the 'football that doesn't use feet much'. We call it rugby and even have two variations

Stuey

Link Posted 19/05/2014 - 23:39
myles wrote:
I don't know about the spray-on cheese, but we have the 'football that doesn't use feet much'. We call it rugby and even have two variations

I shouldn't comment really as I am a union fan (Scarlets) and not mentioning league in union they often seem to kick to often but that said I am a fan not a player - my Dad who was a union player in the 60's agrees - woo hoo - common ground
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