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June 11, 2012

#1067: Pressures


[[A person walks up to a patent clerk examining documents]]

Person: So.. what’ve you been up to?

Patent Clerk: Handling patent applications.

Person: Yeah, but… besides that?

Patent Clerk: That’s about it.

Person: You’re not, like, thinking about any cool stuff? Just curious.

For the last hundred years, Swiss patent clerks have been under some weird pressures.