Since I wrote about the infamous Rothschild (RedShields) family earlier today, I couldn’t help but remember this old story about the family.

Have you seen this?

File this directly under “things that make you go hmmmm….”

COVID caught us all by surprise in 2020, right?

Well, all of us except the Rothschilds, I guess.

At least according to the U.S. Patent Office.

Because a Richard Rothschild was granted a patent for “System and Method for Testing for COVID-19” with a priority date (i.e. date it was first filed) of 2015.

Yup, you read all of that right.

Take a look:

We don’t rely solely on Twitter/X for research around here.

We go right to the source.

And the source says?

It looks true to me!

From https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/patent/US-2020279585-A1:

Read it with your own eyes folks!

System and Method for Testing for COVID-19.  Check! ✅

Richard Rothschild.  Check! ✅

Priority date: 2015.  Check! ✅

So….what gives?

Well, as always we will give you BOTH sides of the story.

That looks pretty damning to me, but there has to be an explanation, right?

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Sure enough, there is.

Or at least they’re trying to sell you one…

So I’ll report on it.

They realize how bad this looks, so they’ve tried to rationalize it.

Quote:

NOTE: The priority date for patent application US-2020279585-A1 (and the corresponding grant US-11024339-B2) that Google has supplied is based on a series of separate-but-related patent applications dating back to 2015. Of those various applications, only US-2020279585-A1 mentions COVID-19, and it was filed on May 17, 2020. Please see the knowledgebase article on the topic:

You buying that?

They also brought in the big guns over at Reuters Fact Check to educate us all on why this isn’t really as bad as it looks — and why it’s a totally “false claim” to even suggest it:

The false claim that a testing method for COVID-19 was patented by Richard Rothschild in 2015 and 2017 has been shared online. The patent for a system that analyses biometric data to determine whether the user is suffering from COVID-19 was not applied for until May 17, 2020.

The allegation is the subject of an article, which can be seen (here) .

The website points to a Dutch website that shows a patent for a “System and Method for Testing for COVID-19″ (here) .

The patent is numbered ‘US20200279585A1’ and has a “Prioriteitsdatum” (Dutch for “priority date”) of “2015-10-13”.

The article claims that the 2015 priority date is evidence that the coronavirus pandemic has been planned.

But the author has conflated the terms “priority date” and “application date”.

The priority date can refer to the earliest filing date in a family of related patent applications, or to the earliest filing date of a particular feature of an invention (here) .

In this case, Oct. 13, 2015 is when Rothschild first made a provisional application within this family of patents.

A series of regular, non-provisional patent applications were subsequently made for a “System and Method For Using, Processing, and Displaying Biometric Data” (here) .

These earlier patents are essentially the predecessors to ‘US20200279585A1’ – and as such share similar features, such as the use of biometric data (here) .

However, the patent for a system that analyses biometric data to determine whether the user is suffering from COVID-19 was not applied for until May 17, 2020 (here).

The article also claims to provide evidence of a patent for COVID-19 testing being filed for in 2017.

It references the patent for a “System and Method for Using, Biometric, and Displaying Biometric Data” and its filing date of April 24, 2017 (here) .

As already discussed, although this patent is indeed a predecessor to ‘US20200279585A1’, it does not mention COVID-19 in any form.

VERDICT

False. The year 2015 was when Rothschild first filed a provisional application within the family of patents. The year 2017 is the filing date of a related, but separate patent within the family.

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This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Read more about our fact-checking work here .

So there you go!

We report, you decide.

What do you think?

Just a big coincidence probably, I’m sure…

This is a Guest Post from our friends over at WLTReport.

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