Man files patent to protect his “Godly Powers”
As one who studied law and even graduated from law school, the legal world fascinates me. Not so much because I desire to be a lawyer (I don’t), but more so for the historical aspects of law and how people twist the law to obtain a desired result. Concerning the latter, Christopher Anthony Roller, has filed a patent to protect his “Godly Powers.” Incredible.
US Application No. 11/161,345 describes the reasoning behind one man’s belief that not only does he harness god-like powers, but that that they should be granted a patent.
The publication number for the published US patent application is US2007/0035812 A1, and the inventor/assignee Christopher Anthony Roller has titled the invention “Godly Powers.”
According to the abstract for the patent (pictured below),
“Christopher Anthony Roller is a godly entity. “Granters” had been given my powers (acquired my powers) (via God probably). These “granters” have been receiving financial gain from godly powers. These “granters” may be using their powers without morals. Chris Roller wants exclusive right to the ethical use and financial gain in the use of godly powers on planet Earth. The design of godly-products have no constraints, just like any other invention, but the ethnic consideration of it’s use will likely be based on a majority vote of a group, similar to law creation. The commission I require could range from 0-100% of product price, depending on the product’s value and use.”
Additional claims from the application are equally as amusing, including:
- “From claim 1 and 6, some grantees may be using their powers without morals.”
- “Claim 1 is proved via David Copperfield, who has been using godly powers for his financial gain (MN Federal case 05-446JRT/FLN) and hiding knowledge of godly powers as stated in claim 7.”
That’s right, David Copperfield also has “Godly Powers.” Something all who’ve seen David Copperfield’s performances have no doubt suspected for some time.
Roller, in my opinion, is delusional to say the least. Citing similar powers used by David Copperfield to substantiate his claims only leads further credence to his odd claim.
Do you believe Roller should be awarded a patent based on his claims? Outside of a deity, do you feel there are individuals roaming the Earth with “Godly Powers?”