Today a patent application published that made me scratch my head. The application published as US Pub. No. 20090191984 titled “Tee Dispenser” and describes the invention as:
The invention regards a method providing a tee dispenser (10) on a golf course, and the tee dispenser (10) itself. A tee dispenser (10) is positioned adjacent to a tee ground providing free of costs tees (16) to golf players (20) at the tee ground. A tee dispenser (10) has at least one of an advertisement (18) attached to it promoting the provider of the free of cost tees (16) and at least one of the provider’s goods and services. Hence, golf players (20) are relieved from buying tees.
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I would have to consider relinquishing my registration as a patent attorney if the following claim issues in a patent!
1. A method providing a tee dispenser on a golf course, comprising: said tee dispenser being positioned adjacent to a tee ground providing free of costs tees to golf players at said tee ground; said tee dispenser having at least one of an advertisement attached to it promoting the provider of said free of cost tees and at least one of said providers goods and services; and thus relieving said golf players from buying tees.
What, an advertising sign that provides free tees? Really!
Dave Dawsey – Watching Golf Tee Inventions
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