Friday, September 7, 2012

Rugby Union and Australia responds to NFL patenting football

In the (possible) containing saga of NFL defensively patenting football

  • The International Rugby Board  representing the rugby union attempts to file as prior art. But the same judge threw out the case as he could see no relation to the use of the word "football"
  • In retaliation, Australian National Football Council, representing Australian Rules Football, applies for a patent for football in Australia, copying the NFL patent and adding "... for non-wussies."