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News Canadian firm sues the tech world

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 2 Nov 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    That is a shade over the top.

    Looking at the companies listed, it all smacks a bit like "We're suing the people with the most money", to me anyway :/
     
  3. Hells_Bliss

    Hells_Bliss New Member

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    this company represents all that is wrong with the patent process. Their only function is to patent a process, not actually invent something, and then sue the **** out of people. Talk about money grubbing b*st*rds
     
  4. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Sick patentsystem, Sick Health insurance system, Sick Housefunding system, Sick game rating system, Sick gunlaw system. And still their are people who say: "pride to be american"

    I rest my case.
     
  5. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    *sigh* could we remove the word "Canadian" from the title please? I dont want people to associate this great country with a company like this one.
     
  6. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I think you missed the bit where it said this was a Canadian company.
     
  7. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    We could wait a week or two, and another new's story pop's up titled 'Canadian firm bought out by 22 companies' heh.
    Personally, this looks like a publicity stunt, in one way or another, well, it did work, to some extent.

    Sam
     
  8. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I hate patent trolls.
     
  9. Hells_Bliss

    Hells_Bliss New Member

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    It would make little business sense to sue those with no money:wallbash:
    But I agree, it is a bit ridiculous.
     
  11. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Yeah, I smell patent troll all over that company. Hopefully the 22 they sued will bury them. IBM vs SCO anyone :D
     
  12. koola

    koola Banned

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    Open Source ***

    I hope these 22 companies gang up and clean that company out.
     
  13. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    first and third one especialy shouldn't have beeen granted by the patent office the second one I have no idea what the hell it's on about but I don't rearly care. Despite what the law says patents mostly stiffle progress and companies like this are leaches of socity.
     
  14. Anakha

    Anakha Member

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    I think all three of these patents can be smacked down with "Prior Art" fairly easily. 1997/1998? Wasn't GSM around then? And I know that SkyTV was using DSS to scramble their satellite TV signals back then, too.
     
  15. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    This is one of the problems with the US patent system, the patent granted is retroactive from when the product was invented rather than starting from the time the patent was filed like here in the UK. This means that you can take a look at what someone is doing then file a patent later on the technology they are using then sure them for breaching it even if they have been using it for years.
     
  16. Bungle

    Bungle Rainbow Warrior

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    Wouldn't surprise me to find Gordon Gecko running the show at WI-LAN. Fine example of Corporate greed for all to see.
     
  17. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    I think that the patent law should be that unless you USE your patents in designs or implement them into what you are doing (hoarding patents excluded) then the idea should be fair game.
     
  18. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    The defendants may be able to call "Laches" on Wi-LAN.

     
  19. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    That looks more like a dead llama :geek:
     
  20. completemadness

    completemadness New Member

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    I don't understand how you can wait, like years, to file the complaints

    when the product is released, sure i could understand there being a few months to complain, but waiting until everyone is using it to sue them is lame
     
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