Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Nelson, Mark J. (2015-08-04), The 'Tapper' videogame patent, A legal close reading, Retrieved on 2017-03-14
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    14 MAR 2017

     Patenting Video Games as an Analytic Exercise

    My initial reaction to discovering the Tapper patent was that it seemed like a hilarious parody. There are many silly patents, but this patent isn't silly in only the usual way, that it proposes an invention where I'm skeptical patent protection is really in order. It reads parodically because it seems to be describing the wrong thing entirely: It takes the formal structure of a patent, which is most at home when describing machines and other devices, and uses it to write a strange kind of g...
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