Yes, it's true, the U.S. Patent Office is going to open its doors to let all of us see what's been filed, and even better yet, make our own comments on the applications.
(All via the miracle of the Internet, of course.)
Kinda makes you wonder how that bad boy of the Patent Office, Albert Einstein, who used to labor there a century ago (the Swiss Patent Office, that is), would think about that idea.
And would it be a mathematical answer?
Check out this report for more details.
And thanks to Nobelprize.org for the early photograph.