Marriage and Patents

Could you believe it – only in the USA in 2007.  A patent was lodged for a method of proposing to another person for marriage.  Following is an extract

Method and instrument for proposing marriage to an individual
US 20070078663 A1
Abstract
The purpose of this invention is to provide an improved method of proposing marriage to an individual. The method of proposing to an individual generally comprising the steps of meeting the individual; exchanging names with the individual; dating the individual (not necessary); drafting a government document having a proposal to marry the individual incorporated therein; and showing the government document to the individual. The government document may be a patent application. The patent application may claim the method by which the proposor will make a marriage proposal to the individual. The proposor could then use the method claimed in the patent application to propose to the individual. The patent application could be the actual marriage proposal.
Apart from the fact that he/she spelt proposer incorrectly, how would one enforce such a patent?  Those of you in the game might have some ideas.  Look out for more insane things as they come to hand
Phil T

About Phil Timbrell NSW JP

A retired Engineering Manager with a sense of humour and a love of mathematics and British comedy. I might be the wrong side of 50 but I have the energy and drive of a 20 year old. In addition to celebrancy work I also work doing some consulting work for manufacturing companies such as Actron Air, deliver cakes for Cakesonline Australia and fly radio control aircraft in Penrith. As a retired electronics engineer I also spend many ours fine tuning my 3 different audio system for the best wedding audio you will experience.

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