MONK: Apple just invented a new kind of hybrid power cell that they claim can power phones and laptops for weeks at a time.
ALEX: That sounds useful.
MONK: I suppose it’s only a matter of time before they patent it.
ALEX: I’m sure they already have. However, that actually sounds like a legitimate patent.
VIKTOR SCHRECK: That depends entirely on how you word it.
ALEX: What are you talking about? It sounds like innovative technology to me.
VIKTOR SCHRECK: Innovative technology is the perfect smokescreen for a wide-ranging patent that, when grnated, adds far more to your portfolio than the actual invention.
VIKTOR SCHRECK: In the case of Apple’s newest invention, I believe it would benefit with a patent description that was completely accurate, yet at the same time much larger in scale.
MONK: Such as?
VIKTOR SCHRECK: “Method for powering a portable device while minimizing the need for a powered tether.”
MONK: I really hate lawyers.
VIKTOR SCHRECK: We feed on your hate.