and here is the kicker. This case is against NGC and PCGS. So in the worst case, it hurts the main competitor just as much.
I am going to patent the "-" in case NGC and PCGS want to designate lower grade coins. Never mind that teachers have been using +/- for hundreds of years
filed in 2009. As if "+" was not used before 2009
Publication number US8661889 B2
Publication type Grant
Application number US 12/804,141
Publication date Mar 4, 2014
Filing date Jul 14, 2010
Priority date Jul 16, 2009
Also published as US20110126618
Inventors Duane C. Blake
Original Assignee Duane C. Blake
here is the patent
AURA devices and methods for increasing rare coin value
US 8661889 B2
The present invention relates to coin value safeguard devices and methods by determining and monitoring the eye appeal of a coin and labeling that eye appeal on an appropriate holder of the coin such that the eye appeal is displayed to a viewer of the holder, and that coin's value is thus increased. Appropriately knowledgeable graders assess a coin's eye appeal by determining the coin's axial ultimate refractory angle(s) (AURA) and assigning an AURA rating to the coin. The coin image is stored in a database where it may be compared to secondary temporal images of the coin as necessary to determine whether coin doctoring has been employed.
Blake originally put a "+" on holders to designate "eye appeal". Seriously, what a frigging joke.
nothing. It is a bogus claim. Sounding much like and sounding EXACTLY like are two different things. Blake is a patent troll who has no case. This is laughable. You shorts are going to get steamrolled. CLCT may even DOUBLE if this is your thesis.
If the shorts are basing their entire thesis on an "eye appeal" patent case, they are totally wrong. Mortgage your house, sell off your kids and buy CLCT.
PCGS renders an opinion. Everyone has an opinion. You can't patent "eye appeal" or a "+" designator. Whoever gave the shorts this misguided plan is going to pay for it dearly.
This is the "+" and "eye appeal" patent. It is a total joke and going no where. David Hall even talked about his testimony on the PCGS forums.
Lawyer: so when did you start using "+"
Hall: as early as 1972
PCGS gives an "opinion" on a coin. This includes whether it is fake, artificially toned, altered, condition, and eye appeal. Different people look at different things and find different levels of "eye appeal". How can that be patented?
I also check dockets.justia almost every day. Funny how all the other cases are input and updated very timely, almost to the day Yet this case filed "a few weeks ago" is not in the system. again, nice try but pretty pathetic attempt. Now go back to the boiler room.
so please enlighten us with the docket number and relevant facts rather than trying to scare folks, like shorts do.
What is patented now? The words "shiny", "colorful", "good", "fine"??? You realize it all boils down to a company that issues an opinion. Anyone can have an opinion
gigantic increase in short interest, up 178K shares in 15 days, 41% of volume, as of trading from July 1-15
Forget insider selling. All the action is from shorts and shorting. The shorts have controlled this stock for the last few months. 433K shares traded during this timeframe. 41% of the volume was shorting. The share price actually rose 41c
short interest is now 871K shares, 10%+ of all the outstanding shares. And they are doing this just before another dividend too. The dividend gets announced this week, probably Thursday
how's is this an act of desperation? Companies sell stock all the time. There are probably thousands of these deals every year. You are such a nitwit.
I think we are stuck at $20 until the short selling subsides. Fully covering the dividend on a cash flow basis can also send the stock higher.
This report was through July 15. All the index buying was done more than 15 days prior. So NOTHING to do with that
selling shares at 78c. 5M+ shares AND 5M+ warrants
Spokane, Washington, July 25, 2014 - Mines Management, Inc. ("Mines Management" or the "Company") (NYSE-MARKET: MGN, TSX: MGT) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to sell 4,000 units consisting of one share of the Company`s Series B 6% Convertible Preferred Stock, no par value, and a warrant to purchase approximately 636 shares of the Company`s common stock, par value $0.001 per share, at a price to the public of $1,000 per unit. Each share of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible into shares of common stock at a conversion rate of approximately 1,271 shares of common stock for each share of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (equivalent to a conversion price of $0.7866 per share of common stock). The warrants will be immediately exercisable at an exercise price of $1.0816 per share and will expire 52 months from the date of issuance. Mines Management expects that the offering will yield gross proceeds, before estimated offering expenses, of $4.0 million and intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for (i) the advancement of the permitting process for its Montanore Project and preparation for the delineation drilling program, which will include completion of the dewatering and rehabilitation of the Libby adit and (ii) general corporate purposes, including possible acquisition and exploration of new mining properties.