My newsreader brings me an ad for a book called Invention Analysis and Claiming; A Patent Lawyer's Guide. The blurb says it offers me "a comprehensive approach to analyzing inventions and capturing them in a sophisticated set of patent claims."
I suppose I'm just carping here but I don't see anything in this blurb about actually inventing the stuff. I haven't read the book, but I wonder: is there anything there about inventors, or is this simply a book for the Bill Gateses and Guglielmo Marconis of the world, whose real skill seems to come in the deploying--and profiting from--the creativity of others? Analyzing and capturing indeed. Sophisticated set of claims, oh dear.