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About catjones

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  • Location Cologne
  • Nationality British
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1955
  1. I find it odd that a law firm would be judgmental in deciding the merits of a patent application, unless it performs a patent search and determines it not worthy to proceed. Likewise, I don't understand the conflict of interest response, given that a patent attorney should have no vested interest in a given patent, but only as a facilitator of the application process. Lastly, the final arbiter is the patent office.  They are the ones granting the patent; not some law firm. Why a business would reject the business they are business for eludes me.  They get paid for the process, not the resolution.
  2. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      I don't think GM bought their order book.
  3. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      I think of it as an R&D lab, not a 'company' per se.
  4. Save down payment vs pay off debt

    So, you have 70K and owe 30K?  You want to know if you should pay off the 30K and then have 40K?  Not sure what you are asking.
  5. A basic photo editor
  6. Help with divorce questions, my lawyer can't seem to answer.

    "there's two sides to every story.  there's yours and mine and the cold hard truth...I think there's something missing around here."  eagles   resentment, bitterness, revenge: "we don't have enough money to divide between us, but we have enough to pay the lawyers until we're broke".
  7. Does anything anywhere actually work as it should?   Cross the street in the middle of the block.....sirens wailing, helicopters overhead, warning shots fired and lawyers cordoned off.   works just fine.
  8. aka Testing in Production.
  9. Best way to reject a job offer

      Let's hope you're not applying for a decision making role.
  10. Best way to reject a job offer

      is coincidental. There could be all kinds of reasons...
  11. Where to buy a Whippet puppy? Or kitten?

      Search is your friend.
  12. House seller retracting his reduced offer

      Legally, I guess, the seller is not responsible for costs you incur on your own behalf.  You decided you wanted an inspection, not him.
  13. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      Egyptologists believe the pyramid at Giza was built in as little as 10 years.
  14. another approach would be to slip a letter under each of your neighbor's door (unless there's a Law against that) telling them of the problem and asking them to be vigilant should the vandal damage something of theirs.  this gives notice to the vandal as well as a few extra ears and eyes.
  15. Accused of selling damaged goods

    ask her for a video showing the air escaping (put dishwashing liquid on the hole).  i wouldn't take her word without proof.