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It was last modified on: 2003-06-19
 By George William Duke. 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 UTC
Having 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.