Wallace and Gromit say patents are fun kids!

It seems that Oscar winning animation duo Wallace and Gromit have teamed up against their latest foe. This time its not an evil Were-rabbit or a scheming Penguin but shock!

It seems that Oscar winning animation duo Wallace and Gromit have teamed up against their latest foe. This time its not an evil Were-rabbit or a scheming Penguin but shock! Horror! that terrible scourge of the modern world - innovating without protecting copyright!

http://www.crackingideas.com/news/

Actually - you could view this new link-up between the Science Museum and the UK Patent Office as a harmless bit of fun to get kids interested in science and building stuff - except some of the language is a bit too Ministry of Truth for my liking.

"Visitors will be taken on a tour of 62 West Wallaby, the famous terraced home of Wallace and Gromit and encouraged to interact with the exhibits throughout the journey. Each “room” in the house, from kitchen to garden shed, will accommodate a different aspect of the thinking process and demonstrate how innovators can protect their intellectual property to ensure they gain maximum value from their ideas."

And don't forget kids:

"Throughout this website you will find lots of tips and activities to inspire to you become innovative along with explanations as to how intellectual property (patents, trade marks, designs and copyright) can help you protect and gain value from your creativity."

(Now that's cracking cheesey Gromit!)

I only scanned this so not sure if software is counted in this but be interested to see how they whole open source issue is dealt with.