Necessity is the mother of invention. The father is unknown.
The following patent was issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office on December 14, 2004.

Gum Disposal Pocket

patent#: US 6830152

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posted on 12/14/2004, patent issued on 12/14/2004

This is actually an invention that I wish were widely used.

I chose it because it brought up interesting question. The inventor freely admits that her invention "is so simple in structure that it can be constructed by just folding a paper." Should something so simple be patentable?

I think so. After all, what is a paper clip, but a folded piece of wire? Yes, origami should be patentable. Whoever invented the paper crane must be raking in the royalties!

Gum Disposal Pocket

Comments on Gum Disposal Pocket

DragonRyder | Dec 7, 2005 4:01 PM
I CAN MAKE THIS IN FIVE SECONDS!!!!! How can you patent something that has been around for thousands of years?!?!?!

Jon | Dec 6, 2005 6:01 AM
Go buy a brain you stupid advertisers at: And if that's really a website, click on it, please.

Cy Page | Dec 7, 2004 5:01 AM
what the hell is this about???

Eseert | Dec 1, 2004 9:01 AM
Damn Gatos you do have a point. At first I thought maybe he/she was just trying to spell their words in the same manner they speak (slangs). I bet that person is hooked.........Hooked on Phonics. Oh and no disrespect but you spelt "even" wrong yourself Gatos.

Chelsea | Dec 1, 2004 7:02 AM
I totally agree with Peter and noclaf. This is really dumb, and not only that, I feel a bit insulted...after all...I make this junk all the time, and I'm not trying to make money off of it. I have no idea how this person thinks they're so special, more stupid.

jyghb;, | Dec 1, 2004 7:01 AM
isn't Ponce a city of southern Puerto Rico?

Gatos | Dec 1, 2004 7:01 AM
Hey noclaf... that was really rude. You couldn't eve spell dumbfuck. Nice! Or paper,thingy, already,poodle, patio, or even probably. Do us all a favor and learn to spell. And what, exactly, is a "ponce"?? You're like a day of saturday school, no class.

Erin | Dec 1, 2004 1:01 AM
One thing, the pocket doesn't lok very big, does it. I mean, not compared to the rest of it! Any how, i'm gonna find out how to make it !

Peter | Nov 3, 2003 3:00 AM
Just in case you wanted to infringe on this patent, here's the centuries old japanese method: sheesh, whata dumbass patent.

noclaf | Nov 3, 2003 3:00 AM
they wasted money on this? what the hell! the gum comes with a papper thingie alredy! its called a wrapper you dumfuck. probly some white rich ponce who's pootle steped in gum and ruined the slate padio.

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