View Full Version : How a lawyer would describe a pool stick.

08-03-2004, 11:20 AM
The following is an excerpt from a U.S. Patent application:

an elongate body having a first end and a second end, wherein said body is progressively tapered so as to be more narrow towards said first end than said second end, said body comprising: a shaft having a striking end region of said stick and a connecting end; a butt having a shaft connection end for being secured to said shaft at the connecting end of said shaft, and a handle connection end; and a handle being secured to said butt at said handle connection end of said butt and being the endmost member of said stick to be grasped by a player, and wherein said ferrule-tip is secured to said stick at said striking end region of said stick.

If you find this amusing you can read the rest of it at this link: http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO %2Fsearch-adv.html&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=gulyassy.IN.&O S=in/gulyassy&RS=IN/gulyassy

08-03-2004, 12:40 PM
Sounds more like something an architect would say. I swear they could make a toothpick sound confusing /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

08-03-2004, 01:50 PM
sounds like my land deed

08-03-2004, 03:37 PM
How an product liability lawyer would describe it:

"Cues are a potentially dangerous negligently designed implement capable of causing choking if accidentally swallowed. They are harmful to humans and spread lead, known to cause cancer from potentially radioactive earth substances. Cues have no warning labels, safety latches, or protective barriers which would prevent them from entering body cavities to cause serious pain and suffering. If a cue is broken in half, as is the case when a hanger is missed, flying pieces may cause bodily harm. Cues are a poorly designed product and a manufacturers liability lawsuit waiting to happen. Demonstrations are by trained professionals in controlled conditions, do not attempt these shots at your local pool hall."

08-03-2004, 06:28 PM
Tell you what, he could spend more time/money trying to prevent patent infringment than it's worth.