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News Eolas sues half of the Internet

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Oct 2009.

  1. TSR2

    TSR2 What's a Dremel?

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    What's next? They'll sue the entire tech industry over an obscure patent they hold for wave soldering? True, some of these companies have done pretty bad things, but this is one David v Goliath fight that David's going to be flattened in.
     
  2. Panos

    Panos Minimodder

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    Can someone explain then to me if I have to tell my boss tomorrow that I cannot use AJAX and Silverlight any more because we might get sued? lol

    Scrap the patents now or else they should bring the big ones down to the floor. It's the only way to change that mentallity.
    Ehm hold on. Had an idea about taxing breathing. See ya in court.
     
  3. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    If that's their website pictured next to the article, what is it exactly they do? because i don't think i've seen a blander page, including the IE can't connect page, seriously, they need to bugger back off the the hole they have been sitting in the past 15 years and let everyone get on.

    Sam
     
  4. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    was anyone else offended by this remark??? its like me saying... well Im sure you know the stereo types that the English have so I wont go over those but still come on not cool.
     
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  5. LucusLoC

    LucusLoC What's a Dremel?

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    here is the link to that patent itself: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...7,599,985.PN.&OS=PN/7,599,985&RS=PN/7,599,985

    note that the patent was filed in 2002. also note that the patent is brad enough to apply to interactive frames in a web page. as far as i am concerned this is a patent for a basic concept of what the web is.

    since the patent also has the stipulation "The method of claim 1 where automatically invoking does not require interactive action by the user." and method 1 is "A method for running an application program in a distributed hypermedia network environment, wherein the network environment comprises at least one client workstation and one network server coupled to the network environment, the method comprising: receiving, at the client workstation from the network server over the network environment, at least one file containing information to enable a browser application to display at least a portion of a distributed hypermedia document within a browser-controlled window; executing the browser application on the client workstation, with the browser application: responding to text formats to initiate processing specified by the text formats; displaying at least a portion of the document within the browser-controlled window; identifying an embed text format which corresponds to a first location in the document, where the embed text format specifies the location of at least a portion of an object external to the file, where the object has type information associated with it; utilizing the type information to identify and locate an executable application external to the file; and automatically invoking the executable application, in response to the identifying of the embed text format, to execute on the client workstation in order to display the object and enable an end-user to directly interact with the object while the object is being displayed within a display area created at the first location within the portion of the hypermedia document being displayed in the browser-controlled window. " it seems that this patent also covers any dynamic content, or probably any content accessed by a web page that is located on another computer.

    TLDR: this patent is a description of one of the fundamental principles of the web. next thing you know they are going to patent "a way to hierarchically store files on a disk"
     
  6. nicae

    nicae What's a Dremel?

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    That's no [sic]...

    QFT. Soon everyone will be sued over the SUM() function or something like that.
     
  7. Mentai

    Mentai What's a Dremel?

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    I thought it was quite witty, are they not among your largest industries? But then I have been temp banned for anti Americanism on this website (which I thought was a little off being that I was paraphrasing an American friend but whatever).

    On topic: Best patent troll in ages.
     
  8. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    this is why they should stop giving out patents at all. What a load of crap. It's not even funny anymore, this is just about lawyers keeping eachother busy and their pockets filled. Shoot them. No trial, no jury, just shoot them in the nuts.
     
  9. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    This wont end well.
     
  10. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    I think I am going to patent the process and mentality of patent trolls so I instantly own the rights to their process of business.
     
  11. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    Texas again???? Let me guess... Marshall, Texas? WTF is up with this one place where these patent trolls keep going to file their suits? Can someone say corruption?

    The patent system is out of control and needs to be either completely overhauled or just obsoleted. Not sure which will end with the best result.
     
  12. Aracos

    Aracos What's a Dremel?

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    I thought it was fricking hilarious! Nice to see they aren't afraid to do small digs at americans every once in a while, but if you have a problem with that let's sort it out by biiiiiiiiiiig huuuuuuuuuuugs \(^_^)/ (don't ask, I don't know why I felt the need to say a big hug....)
     
  13. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    This sounds like a classic case of patent abuse! Patent everything that moves and then see who you can sue!
     
  14. ZERO <ibis>

    ZERO <ibis> Minimodder

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    Just wait until I finally cash in on my patent of air. It is a combination of a few elements in gas form made up of mostly oxygen and carbon dioxide humans and other mammals use a process called breathing to inhale this patented gas using a patented process I have developed using the lungs mouth nose and or blowhole.

    When I complete this troll the world will at last be MINE!!
     
  15. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    Your posts are always entertaining, and always so misinformed.



    Anyways, basically what they're saying is they patented the concept of the Web2.0, nice. Considering the technologies (AJAX) they quoted originate from the early 1990s, I have a hard time seeing how the f*ck they got a patent for this in 2002. Also, AJAX and other web technologies were coined by the W3C and last I checked, the W3C is compromised of over 300 companies, including Google, Yahoo, etc etc etc.

    I wish software patents could all be destroyed, this is beyond ridiculous.
     
  16. wiak

    wiak What's a Dremel?

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    Eolas will be remembered as the new SCO? :p
     
  17. dyzophoria

    dyzophoria Minimodder

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    something has to be really done regarding these,lol, its sue him.. sue her.. sue the company.. sue the grandma.. I meaneverywhere..
     
  18. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    My apologies - no offence was intended. It was merely a sly comment regarding the fact that the adult industry in America grosses, on average, more than the mainstream film industry.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I need to brush my bowler hat and clean my monocle. Pip-pip!
     
  19. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    see if it was worded like that okay no worries, as for that comment about how porn in the US makes more then the film industry, I never could figure that out considering how much of it you could get for "free" on the internet (which by the way anyone watch the recent episode of Family Guy lol)

    anyhow like most of these lawsuits it will either be dismissed or settled outside of court.
     
  20. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    +1 this is soo ridiculous. seriously how is it justifiable to make money that easily? patent something that was developped 10years ago and then sue everyone who worked to make it?

    :wallbash::wallbash:
     
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