Thursday, April 10, 2008

Best Marriage Proposal Ever ....


A patent attorney filed a patent application with the PTO claiming a new method for marriage proposal. The lawyer basically presented his girlfriend with a patent application as a way to ask her to marry him. This is way better than paying thousands of dollars to have your marriage proposal put up on the scoreboard of a baseball game.

Here is the 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."

Below is also the technical drawing for the marriage proposal.

Technical drawing for marriage proposal method in patent application. See

I seem to have some problems with step 16. Somebody should file a method improvement patent for this step.

Here are also a couple of my favorites parts from the document:

[0012] Even though not necessary to the method of the present invention, the method might include a dating step having at least one substantially unromantic first date at a bar where the individual works. The substantially unromantic first date could also include the individual inviting a friend from Chicago, Ill., on the unromantic first date. Along with the first date, the dating step might include a plurality of dates. One such date might include a trip to Savannah, Ga. Other such dates could include a trip from Omaha, Nebr., to Kansas City, Mo., or a trip from Omaha, Nebr., to Nassau in the Bahamas. In the event that the proposor and the individual desire to remain in Omaha, Nebr., on one of the plurality of dates, the proposor, preferably, asks the individual on such a date at least one week in advance. The proposor might also open the door of a vehicle for the individual or give the individual flowers while on such a date.

[0044]Furthermore, at least one claim of the patent application may specifically recite "Ellie, if you will marry me, after reading the remainder of this patent application, open the second envelope and tell the limousine driver to take you to the airport." In the best mode of this invention, Ellie tells the limousine driver to drive to the airport. Ryan should conceal a diamond ring in one of his pockets while waiting at the airport for Ellie. Upon Ellie's arrival, Ryan should present Ellie with the diamond ring.

Overall I think this is awesome, I wish I could of come up with the idea first. I'm sure this will never get accepted as a patent, but it looks like it was fun to write.

Check out the links below to also see a wedding program in the form of a patent application.