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Michael Jackson patented his moonwalk!

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  1. crabfoot United Kingdom

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    USPTO Press Release:

    USPTO Opens Exhibit of Michael Jackson’s Patent and Trademarks

    WASHINGTON - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum are presenting a special exhibit featuring material from Michael Jackson’s patent and trademark applications. The exhibit is free and open to the public starting Wednesday, July 15 and runs through Labor Day.

    Mr. Jackson is the co-inventor of a “system for allowing a shoe wearer to lean forwardly beyond his center of gravity by virtue of wearing a specially designed pair of shoes which will engage with a hitch member movably projectable through a stage surface.” Included in the patent application is an original sample of Michael Joseph Jackson’s signature and drawings of his invention.

    The exhibit will also feature an example of Mr. Jackson’s registered trademarks, including United States Registration No. 1,908,209, which provides exclusive rights to use the words, “MICHAEL JACKSON,” on, “sound recordings; namely, pre-recorded phonograph records, audio tapes, compact discs, videotapes, and motion picture films featuring music and entertainment.”

    The museum is open to the public Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday Noon to 5:00 p.m. (closed on Sundays and federal holidays). The museum is in Alexandria, Virginia at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It is located in the atrium of the Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA, and is easily accessible from the King Street and Eisenhower Avenue Metro stations (Blue Line and Yellow Line). USPTO Museum Info: (571) 272-0095. Admission is free of charge.
     
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    Amazing. So it was mechanical! No wonder nobody else can do it like Jacko did. Maybe he could do it without the mechanics as well.
     
  4. crabfoot United Kingdom

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    hmm - I've seen him do it on TV without the mechanics, during an interview - and he did admit that it wasn't his idea, he learned it from watching someone do it (in NY, I think).
     
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    if he thought of all these patents and business moves himself then genius - else i need to get in touch with his business manager - i have a funny walk i need to patent :)
     
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    Ministry of Silly Walks -- government grant.
     
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