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it was me who first came up with the most innovative machine whcih has ever seen the surface of this planet, but it was my brother who first stole my idea and made a patent for it dooming my future and all hopes.
By max best on 11.08.2011
The idea that he was still alive or still dead permeated Jensen’s thoughts as he lay in agony. He heard a scrunching noise above all the din and opened his eyes just a slit. A pair of black patent leather shoes stared back at him.
By chole URL on 11.08.2011
At the age of 9 Zune tried to apply for a patent for his name. He hated the idea of another Zune walking around on the earth. He was, of course, laughed right out of Wallahoo Mississippi’s Patent office. But you had to give the kid credit, he had some real moxie. By the time he was 16 Zune had applied for countless other patents for the varies inventions he credited out back in his father’s woodshed. To say the Wallahoo government had had their fill of Zune’s eccentrically would of been the understatement of the year. See, folks in Wallahoo were not too interested in thinking outside of the box.
By Trista URL on 11.08.2011
Everyone thought I should be a tapper. I would have loved to be a tapper! But I had trouble with the arms… I could get my feet to make the right sounds, but the rest of the body? Not so much.
I still have about four or five steps I remember that “appear” when I’m waiting for an elevator. A bit like pacing or a nervous tick… except it’s falap…? falap, ball…?
Crap now I have to stand up and do it!
Brush heel toe heel falap heel heel!
By Noisy Quiet URL on 11.08.2011
It’s like you think you can patent your smile or something. That your happiness is yours alone and that only you deserve it. But that’s not fair to anyone, even yourself. I’ve come to tell you that when people give to you, you need to give back, whether they expect it or not. You can’t always have love on your own terms.
By James on 11.08.2011
A patent is granted so that the creator of a product or idea becomes the owner of the rights to it. anyone who steals or borrows this idea is held responsible to the patent owner and either need permission or will be held responsible by law for compensation.
By jg on 11.08.2011
I couldn’t fool anyone. the scuffs on those peacock blue flats with the patent leather black toes revealed my undeniable awkwardness and unbusiness-casuallness that followed me everywhere i went.
By goldenair URL on 11.08.2011
The amazing minds
of the past
and modern day
Their astounding inventions
enhancing and easing
our complex lives.
By zoe URL on 11.08.2011
patent a book or invention and you’ll be happy. Its like discovering a hidden talent that has been locked inside you. Be creative.
By Jessi on 11.08.2011
a patent is a way, i feel, for companies to lock in their spot in control over the product. One company, one patent, all control. Only strengthening the modern kings and queens theory i have written about in my essay.
By joshua anderson on 11.08.2011
Patent is a claiming of an idea or product. For example when the creator of Apple computers first created machines, he had them patented so that he was the rightful owner of the idea or product.
By Anonymous on 11.08.2011
whoever holds the patent on skin shield needs a hug. Never leave home without it.
By gabe URL on 11.08.2011
patent labeling? i don’t even know if that’s right. but it makes me think of the word patient minus the letter “i” i don’t really know what i’m thinking, i’m just writing because i know i only have 60 seconds to write about a word i don’t know the proper definition of.
By Hannah on 11.08.2011
there is an invention so great, so original, so creative, so marvelous…yet no one can claim a patent for it….its the human conscience.
By anonymous on 11.08.2011
It was offensive, that’s what it was. To think that anyone would question his parentage. He was the heir of the greatest wizard of the age, it didn’t *matter* what his background was. If his pureblood father could marry a halfblood then clearly they could adopt a son of unknown status. It was offensive. Patently offensive.
By Kolya URL on 11.08.2011
My husband’s father has a patent for something I don’t understand. I wish I had a patent so I can mention it in conversation. I think that would be cool.
By Samantha on 11.08.2011
I remain patient with everything I do, but how patient should I be when it comes to finding love? I am 50 now, and I haven’t found him yet.
By Mary Lou Wynegar on 11.08.2011
who wants to take the time to patent- except maybe my words on a page- to some mindless soul that may still care- patent when anyone could copy it- china – thinking of you- no the only patent is in your mind where your original thoughts lie
By abbe URL on 11.08.2011
The word is patent, and I thought it was patient! Hahaha, I should put on my bifocals, I think. I once fell down as a child wearing my black patent leather shoes, and now have a scar on my left palm with 45 yr old dirt in it;)
In my mind a patent is a big lumpy tiger-ish thing, like a manticore! he was about to eat me! i ran, i made a corner, got down on my hands and knees, I shape-shifted in to a rat and crawled throo a hole in one of the brick walls the alleyway
By Rosie URL on 11.08.2011
I must come up with the best idea first before anyone else thinks of it. And now I only have a 60 sec time line to do it in!
By Thomas Oliver URL on 11.08.2011
it feels like nighttime in portland, the wind is black and bare. this bus stop reminds me of a kid i used to know. he said he’d be an inventor when he grew up. he said he’d invent bus stops that kept you warm. we used to catch the bus together and it was always freezing in the morning so we’d huddle real close. we went to different high schools and then to different colleges. i always said i didn’t want to be anything when i grew up, that i wanted to go straight from 6 years old to 60. the in between seemed like a waste, too much effort. i guess that’s very american of me to skip the hard parts and fast forward. this twenty-something year old body feels foreign, too limber for serious thought.
By becca Loo URL on 11.08.2011
Patent. At first when I saw this word, I thought it said patient and although it had nothing to do with anything, I instantly thought of Cody. God, I like that kid so much, I’m sure any word would get me thinking of him. The sad thing is, is I don’t think he’ll ever think of me outside of class. Ahhhh first world problems.
By Kate URL on 11.08.2011
Come to think of it, it’s not that bad waiting for the officials to release the pending status on our secret idea.
By vanhaydu URL on 11.08.2011
It might have been because I was standing on stage, the lights blaring in my face. I wasn’t performing; we were just setting the lights for a show later that night. But the bright lights got to me. If people were in the audience, I wouldn’t be able to see them. But would it even matter? I would create my own form of happiness, and I would copyright it. Only I could gain access to it, making it my own personal, private piece of property.
By Marissa URL on 11.08.2011
patent. do you ever wish you could patent some things as your own? not so much so that no one else could have them, but so that you could be sure they were your’s to keep. i’d patent happiness, love, peace, patience, comfort, laughter…
By mae URL on 11.08.2011
sometimes i wonder why it needs a patent if the point is to share it. i mean, definitely you should have credit for your work. but what about those gorilla artists who find it worth spreading and color on the walls and pavement? are they copy – writing? is it really wrong? and shouldn’t you be flattered that such individuals find your work significant enough to get it in other peoples faces?
By unbornsymphony URL on 11.08.2011
Parents patiently patent paradigms for their children’s minds.
By Marianne URL on 11.08.2011
Beautiful, I am leaving. I hope to see you another day, but now I must depart.
By TIMUR on 11.08.2011
some shoes are patent, which means they’re shiny rather than matt. a patent can also mean something cannot be copywrited. patent has the word tent in it. tents are used for camping. camping happens in the outdoors. when i think of camping, i think of cornwall. people surf in cornwall
By Harry on 11.08.2011
a patent is when someone invents something and doesn’t want other people to make moneky off their shit so they patent it and then no one else can make it/sell it. like that thing that kids go under in their bikes and it sprays water on them and the commercial announcer is like YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE IT and i’m like, why don’t you just spray your kids with a hose its the same but i guess this is like a carwash
By alex caryotakis on 11.08.2011
Working quickly, her hands dancing gracefully over the instrument, she realized there was nothing more she could do. This invention was either going to be a smashing hit or an awful failure that Maria would have to accept blame for. Taking a good long look at it, Maria lifted the delicate invention and placed it in a padded box. Ready for the company to swoop down on her like a hawk, she took her invention to get its patent.
By Roxana on 11.08.2011
red patent leather shoes
shopping with my mum when i was very little
shiny, squeaky clean, new….
By hannah on 11.08.2011
By brent on 11.08.2011
patently false, patent for drug companies… side effects worse than the cure… so cynical
By LB URL on 11.08.2011
I really wish I could come up with some great idea to patent. I wouldn’t need millions and millions of dollars for the rest of my life just a few would do it.
By lisao URL on 11.08.2011
she was standing there in a red rain/trench coat with a bright yellow umbrella and black patent boots in the rain
By Jillian on 11.08.2011
of genes? should not be done, we should all have the right to research all genes, all subjects. It will help us all in the end. Research should not be done for money. It should be done for the good of humanity. Maybe that is wishful thinking but it is what I believe. That is the only way that I will do it.
By Paulina URL on 11.08.2011
I always found myself in situations like this. Someone completely bombed, trying to get with me when I’m happy with someone else. He sat there, breathing his drunken breath on my neck as I looked around for someone. Someone to pick me up and help me walk away. I didn’t wanna be here, I needed to move. He looked at me, “Who cares about your boyfriend? He ain’t here…”. It was patent that I didn’t want to even socialize with this guy, let alone hook-up with him. “I care. Goodbye now,” I said as I fought the alcohol and pulled myself up, walking away as fast as the mix of beer and weed would let me.
By Paige Noel URL on 11.08.2011
I went to the patent office this morning, and saw Tim Robbins there. I didn’t know what to say I was starstruck. He walked past me and winked. I gave birth shortly after.
By SirFelipe on 11.08.2011
a division of Identity Crisis, Inc.