17
Jul/10

The PTO As Straight-Man In Monty Python Sketch


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TTablog reports on the examination of an application for STEALTH that may or may not have been submitted by an entity associated with Leo Stoller . For those of you late to the party, Stoller is an ‘unusual’ guy and one of the objects of his obsessions is the PTO. Here, the Stoller ‘Pension Plan’ has filed a multi-class application for STEALTH, bounced the filing fee check, and the examiner notes that all the specimens seem to have the word STEALTH photo-shopped in (see above). The post reminds me of the Monty Python sketch where after the lunatic tries to prove that he owns a cat license, the government clerk says ‘that’s not a cat license, that’s a dog license with the word ‘dog’ crossed out and the word ‘cat’ written in in crayon.’