Another post about Posner, this time making reference to a generally lubricous glass-based material containing an appreciable amount of an oxide of boron.

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Check out “Judge Posner at the Federal Circuit: Patent on Sex Aid is Obvious” at Patently-O if you want to read about Posner’s take on the patentability of adapting easy-slide thermometer materials for use on sex toys. Here’s the abstract of what was formerly an enforceable patent:

A sexual aid comprising a cylindrical rod is disclosed. The rod has a length with a first end and a second end. A sphere is integrally formed in the first end of the rod. A loop-shaped handle or a second sphere may be provided on the second end of the rod. The rod, sphere or spheres and/or handle are fabricated of a generally lubricous glass-based material containing an appreciable amount of an oxide of boron. A plurality of spheres may be provided on the rod intermediate the first and second ends.

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Insert pervy Graham factors joke (e.g. long felt but unmet need) here. Or just amuse yourself by contemplating who the PHOSITA is.

Cross-posted here.

–Ann Bartow

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