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Offline CyberScout

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« on: November 30, 2003, 01:51 PM »
I came across something on Ebay I've never thought about.This guy sells copies of US patents.I found it interesting that Star Wars toys are no exception.For anyone with a focus like myself or just something a little different for your collection you may want to take a look.

www.stores.ebay.com/thepatentmuseum

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Re: Patents
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2003, 02:58 PM »
That's something I've never seen before on eBay.  Did you buy any from this seller?
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Re: Patents
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2003, 07:14 PM »
Chris,I talked to the seller and he sold me a patent without frame for $9.95.I have a frame I think will look better and blend in with my character focus more so than the brown one.

I talked to John A. about this and he sent me a link to the US Patent office. http://www.uspto.gov
He told me it is cheaper going through them as they will send you a .pdf file for around $3.Thats good if you can print it yourself.So thats another option.

I find it interesting that not all characters have patents available.I wonder why that is.Here is an Archive link about them for anyone interested.

http://www.toysrgus.com/images-patents.html

Thanks to John for the info. 8)

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Re: Patents
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2003, 07:23 PM »
I find it interesting that not all characters have patents available.I wonder why that is.Here is an Archive link about them for anyone interested.

I noticed that too after checking out Gus' site.  It is hard to believe that not every single figure had a patent done on it, unless he was missing some on his site.

Thanks for the info on being able to buy these online.  This is some cool stuff.
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