In re Patentability of the Peltzer Inventions

22 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2020 Last revised: 29 Sep 2020

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Brian L. Frye

University of Kentucky - College of Law

Date Written: April 15, 2019

Abstract

The motion picture Gremlins (1984) stars Hoyt Wayne Axton (1938-1999) as Randall Peltzer, a prolific inventor with persistent cash-flow problems. Among other things, the motion picture discloses many of Peltzer’s inventions, including the “Bathroom Buddy,” the “Peltzer Smokeless Ashtray,” and the “Peltzer Pet.” This essay takes the form of an opinion letter evaluating the patentability of Peltzer’s inventions.

Keywords: Patent, letter, patentable subject matter, novelty, motion picture

Suggested Citation

Frye, Brian L., In re Patentability of the Peltzer Inventions (April 15, 2019). 11 Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet 111 (2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3371989 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3371989

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