[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Falcon Chess 100. Falcon Chess played on an expanded board of a 100 squares with special Pawn rules. (12x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Robert Shimmin wrote on 2005-01-21 UTCHaving looked at USP 5,690,334, and noting that it claims 'A method of playing an expanded chess-like game ... comprising the steps of ...,' I have to ask, what is it that the inventor thinks he has actually patented? It seems that, the 'method of playing ... a chess-like game' having been patented, the activity which infringes the patent is the playing of a chess-like game according to that method: i.e., that anyone who plays Falcon Chess infringes the patent! While it is true that many chess-variants are invented to be admired more than played, rarely is this design goal backed up with legal force.