Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Oct 2009.
Why has it waited until now to sue all these folk? Why hasn't it been haranguing these folks for years?
Hey, If you were at the helm of the gravy train, you'd also kick the throttle to full and ride it as far it'll go.
Good luck with that one!
This is probably the biggest patent trolling, ever! That's one mighty list of "Infringements".
Simple. It thinks it'll get more money now the technology has gone mainstream. If it had sued when people first started using it, they'd make a lot less.
Greedy parasitic sods.
I could imagine this getting buried, too many high profile defendents with deeper pockets than Eolas.
Much as I hate patent trolls, this is hilarious. If they win this, they'll be suing all the mammals on the planet next because they have the patent to breathing.
I hope this makes mainstream news... and that it actually gets to a stage where they 'may' win...
There they go again: 90% of lawyers give the rest a bad name
Software patents, best invention ever.
Aye, it should be in the guinness book.
I think there should be a time limit on any supposed infringement for the company with the patent vs the "infringing" company.
Can not say without see the details of the case. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if MS and the others stole tech from some nobody and gave him nothing in return. The ascendancy of all of those defendants is strewn with such stories of raw deals and cheating.
Yours in Anti-Corporate cheating Plasma,
(Patents don't last forever...)
I'm still at a loss as to what this company actually does to make money when it's not suing people over a ridiculous, archaic patent. They'd probably be bankrupt if it wasn't for the bureaucrats at the US patent office.
If some people think that the company can't do it because its so WIDE SPREAD - think on this.
In the US the state of Colorado OWNS RAIN WATER - it is Illegal to set a barrel outside to "collect rain water."
This isn't the most bizarre thing to come across any of the named companies being accused of infringement.
Another note, tech firms such as Microsoft, Apple and I'm sure many others, are where they are at today because they cheated someone or stole something.
I'm glad someone has the balls to stand up to not just one - but SO MANY BIG NAMES! lol and at the same time!!!
They own the rights to making the internet interactive? Cool.
I didn't know you could own the rights to something like that but okay, if they own it they deserve their money.
FFS! CAN'T THEY JUST STOP DOING THAT?! IT'S OUTRAGEOUS!!!
pretty smart actually.. they do the patents- wait for people who actually do things to come along and use it.. they wouldn't last on survivor that's for sure lol starve to death- but they'd be good at telling everyone how to catch that fish!
The patent was only issued to them this month, so they have rolled their sleeves up and sued straight away it seems.
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