Claim: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was made to disappear so one party could gain control of a multiply-owned patent.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2014]
This was posted on facebook in a discussion of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight:
Here’s what you all need to know. Spread this information everywhere:
Four days after the missing flight MH370 a patent is approved by the Patent Office
4 of the 5 Patent holders are Chinese employees of Freescale Semiconductor of Austin TX.
Patent is divided up on 20% increments to 5 holders:
Peidong Wang, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Zhijun Chen, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Zhihong Cheng, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Li Ying, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Freescale Semiconductor (20%)
If a patent holder dies, then the remaining holders equally share the dividends of the deceased if not disputed in a will.
If 4 of the 5 dies, then the remaining
That remaining live Patent holder is Freescale Semiconductor.
Who owns Freescale Semiconductor?
Jacob Rothschild through Blackstone (what an interesting name for a company) who owns Freescale.
Here is your motive for the missing plane. As all
Origins: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the South China Sea on
The improbabilities of such a theory are numerous. For starters, it’s not clear the four men referenced as patent co-holders actually were on
appear on the flight manifest. (It’s possible that the seeming absence of some matching names from the manifest could be due to slight differences in the transliterations of those persons’ names from Chinese to English, however.)
Moreover, the patent in question is dated
Additionally, the men listed are not actually the patent holders: they’re the inventors/applicants, with the patent itself having been assigned to Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., of Austin, Texas. Presumably Freescale Semiconductor is their employer, and it’s typical that engineers working in the employ of companies are required by the terms of their employment to assign ownership of their discoveries and inventions to their employers (and thus usually do not receive royalties from any resulting patents).
It’s also not a given that if all but one of the
Finally, although the Rothschild name may be a talisman for many conspiracy theorists, it isn’t true that Jacob Rothschild “owns” Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale is a public company whose stock is held, in part, by
Last updated: 13 March 2014