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(TED)   Drew's TED talk is up - How I Beat a Patent Troll   (ted.com) divider line 335
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2012-04-17 02:41:36 PM  
Jesus, you're getting old Drew.
 
2012-04-17 02:44:53 PM  
Glad to see your getting proper attention for our little circus, Drew
 
2012-04-17 02:45:17 PM  
i patented purple shirts. you owe me!
 
2012-04-17 02:45:43 PM  
This is pretty good stuff. He is smarter than I thought...not that I thought he was stupid, just all those references to drinking I suppose. I didn't realize Patent Trolling cost over 2 million dollars when you WIN. Yikes.
 
2012-04-17 02:47:15 PM  
Too short.
 
2012-04-17 02:47:48 PM  
I just patented commenting on Drew's TED patent troll thread, so pay up, biatches!!
 
2012-04-17 02:48:41 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

YOU'LL GET NOTHING AND LIKE IT!
 
2012-04-17 02:49:57 PM  

markie_farkie: I just patented commenting on Drew's TED patent troll thread, so pay up, biatches!!


As they say, it's not the fact that you hold the patent, it's if you can afford to enforce/prosecute it.

In other words, enforcement is the biatch!
 
2012-04-17 02:50:17 PM  
This news release is relevant to my trolling.
 
2012-04-17 02:50:26 PM  
Awesome. Congrats on the win...was just wondering the status of the suit.
 
2012-04-17 02:50:42 PM  
I just patented the act of listening. All you motherf*ckers better settle.
 
2012-04-17 02:52:03 PM  

Mirrorz: I just patented the act of listening. All you motherf*ckers better settle.


I just patented settling in lawsuits. BWAHAHAHAHHA
 
2012-04-17 02:52:16 PM  
Umm so how much did it cost fark.com?
 
2012-04-17 02:52:16 PM  

Mirrorz: I just patented the act of listening. All you motherf*ckers better settle.


LALALALA!!! I can't hear you! I'm not listening!!
 
2012-04-17 02:52:20 PM  
Drew, seriously, it's ok to give yourself the Hero tag. You deserve it.
 
2012-04-17 02:52:41 PM  
Yay, Drew!
 
2012-04-17 02:52:53 PM  
I just patented fingers.

No more posts in this thread.
 
2012-04-17 02:53:56 PM  
I just patented patents.

[game_over.jpg]
 
2012-04-17 02:54:34 PM  
Yo dawg I heard you liked patents, so I patented getting a patent, you've been served.
 
2012-04-17 02:54:47 PM  
This is awesome.
 
2012-04-17 02:54:51 PM  

towatchoverme: I just patented fingers.

No more posts in this thread.


i type wwith m,y p[eenis
 
2012-04-17 02:55:16 PM  

Biological Ali: I just patented patents.

[game_over.jpg]


fark!!!
 
2012-04-17 02:55:45 PM  
Nice talk Drew!

Isn't this a good time to finally get a TED tag?
 
2012-04-17 02:55:56 PM  
It's f*cking sad this even has to be a thing.
 
2012-04-17 02:55:59 PM  
Must be some profanity limitations at TED. I was looking forward to "How about jack shiat and go fark yourself"
 
2012-04-17 02:56:05 PM  
Is baseball bat with embedded spikes listed?
 
2012-04-17 02:56:42 PM  
More proof that Fark is the ultimate troll-bait.
 
2012-04-17 02:56:58 PM  
Glad you could sober up long enough to do this.

*runs*
 
2012-04-17 02:58:03 PM  

Biological Ali: I just patented patents.

[game_over.jpg]


You're infringing my patent on patenting patents.

Tartlet?
 
2012-04-17 02:58:53 PM  

towatchoverme: I just patented fingers.

No more posts in this thread.


I use a thought-to-text application to post.

Which I have patented.
 
2012-04-17 02:59:00 PM  
Respectfully, Drew, you've got a lot of inaccuracies in that talk.

First, the burden of proof is not on the accused infringer in a law suit to prove they don't infringe, until the patent owner has first met their burden of proof of showing a prima facie case that you do infringe. Maybe you're confusing it with the criminal law burden of proof of "innocent until proven guilty"?

Secondly, the "frivolous" patents you mention at the beginning - phone calls, but on the internet; or radio, but for cell phones - don't actually exist. Those are just paraphrased descriptions of what the patent roughly describes, but that's like saying that Toyota's Prius transmission patents are really just patenting "a car, but with electricity!" They're not, and you couldn't get such a patent anyway - the prior art "a car" and "electricity" both exist, so the combination is by definition obvious.

That said, your recommendations at the end are great, and I'm glad things worked out well.
 
2012-04-17 02:59:26 PM  
Too bad we can't get the legal system to highlight them in red.

Also, I like the terrorist reference. It is truly the godwin of our age.
 
2012-04-17 03:00:48 PM  

towatchoverme: I just patented fingers.

No more posts in this thread.


You can't patent fingers, I already have a patent for "manual-powered interaction apparatus"
 
2012-04-17 03:01:06 PM  
Am I the only one that's surprised Drew doesn't sound like Tiny Tim?
 
2012-04-17 03:01:08 PM  
Well-done Drew. You were looking rather dapper as well.

I wish you'd do more of these types of talks.
 
2012-04-17 03:01:47 PM  
For some reason, I always expected Drew to have a lisp and a neck scratching habit.
 
2012-04-17 03:01:56 PM  
I patented the "Add Comment" button.

Go ahead.

I DARE you!

/good speech, needed more yuks though!
 
2012-04-17 03:02:01 PM  
I was disappointed with the lack of pics of what trolls look like.
 
2012-04-17 03:02:16 PM  
I just patented drinking beer that you enjoy.
 
2012-04-17 03:02:48 PM  
Next up...How I Settled a Libel Suit
 
2012-04-17 03:03:27 PM  

Theaetetus: Respectfully, Drew, you've got a lot of inaccuracies in that talk.


Because Drew didn't actually go through this shiat or anything. He's totally making it up.

/He didn't get five hours to explain, man, and he's not talking to a room full of attorneys. You don't need to go all internet expert on it.
 
2012-04-17 03:03:48 PM  
I patented wearing a nice jacket and shirt with jeans - time to pay up, Drew!
 
2012-04-17 03:04:08 PM  

ByOwlLight: Theaetetus: Respectfully, Drew, you've got a lot of inaccuracies in that talk.

Because Drew didn't actually go through this shiat or anything. He's totally making it up.


Keep reading the rest of the comment. It'll help.
 
2012-04-17 03:05:44 PM  

bdub77: I was disappointed with the lack of pics of what trolls look like.


www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com
Proud.
 
2012-04-17 03:06:04 PM  
Henceforth and heretofore forthwith I announce my intention to patent the patent pending process of patented patents only as it pertains to the patented process of patenting patents.

Patent...
 
2012-04-17 03:06:35 PM  

Theaetetus: Keep reading the rest of the comment. It'll help.


Only if you keep reading the rest of mine.
 
2012-04-17 03:07:29 PM  

ByOwlLight: Theaetetus: Keep reading the rest of the comment. It'll help.

Only if you keep reading the rest of mine.


... you're on.
 
2012-04-17 03:07:31 PM  
I was astonished how much Drew looks like Lewis Black.
 
2012-04-17 03:07:42 PM  
Fight a patent troll for $2 million

or

Hire a couple of veterans who need money to hunt down and kill the trolls for $500K each.

Option #2 would have been more effective. Dead trolls troll no more.
 
2012-04-17 03:08:37 PM  

Yuri Futanari: towatchoverme: I just patented fingers.

No more posts in this thread.

i type wwith m,y p[eenis


*slap* *slap* *slap* *slap* ...
 
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