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(TED)   Drew's TED talk is up - How I Beat a Patent Troll   (ted.com) divider line 53
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2012-04-17 03:41:16 PM
12 votes:

Msol: The weird bluescreen behind Drew was strange, I was actually surprised there was an audience. The whole thing looked a little fake.


it was actually shot on the same stage as the moon landings
2012-04-17 03:01:47 PM
7 votes:
For some reason, I always expected Drew to have a lisp and a neck scratching habit.
2012-04-17 02:54:51 PM
7 votes:

towatchoverme: I just patented fingers.

No more posts in this thread.


i type wwith m,y p[eenis
2012-04-17 04:13:25 PM
4 votes:

Yuri Futanari: i type wwith m,y p[eenis


I bet it stretches all the way from A to Z.
2012-04-17 03:27:54 PM
4 votes:
dumbimages.net
2012-04-17 03:01:06 PM
4 votes:
Am I the only one that's surprised Drew doesn't sound like Tiny Tim?
2012-04-17 02:48:41 PM
4 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

YOU'LL GET NOTHING AND LIKE IT!
2012-04-17 02:41:36 PM
4 votes:
Jesus, you're getting old Drew.
2012-04-17 04:07:37 PM
3 votes:
I think I know why Drew was wearing the purple.

It was a meme reference

images.icanhascheezburger.com

/that or the Heiniken
2012-04-17 03:51:59 PM
3 votes:
blogs.rand.com

You take the box? OK, show us what is in the box!

blogs.rand.com

NOOOOOTHING! AB-SO-LUTE-LY NOTHING! Stupid!! YOU SOOO STUUUUUPID!!!!
2012-04-17 03:37:39 PM
3 votes:
However Drew beat a patent troll, he didn't do it long enough, hard enough, or with a big enough stick.
2012-04-17 02:52:16 PM
3 votes:

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 02:45:17 PM
3 votes:
i patented purple shirts. you owe me!
2012-04-17 06:10:39 PM
2 votes:
I thought this was a video on how to become a patent troll.

/Leaving disappointed
2012-04-17 04:27:43 PM
2 votes:
I liked the TEd talk. Don't negotiate with terrorists. Drew is now just like Dirty Harry in my book.
2012-04-17 04:04:29 PM
2 votes:

DrBenway: Patent troll is not amused:

Mouhamad A. Naboulsi
Less than 5 minutes ago: It is very apparent that the speaker lives in the present and has no vision. Yes, sending news via e-mail is trivial "TODAY", but it was not when the patent was filed or issued.


If they stopped letting retarded people on the Internet it would be empty

That guy's pretty much all wrong. Sending news via email was some kind of innovation in 1999 eh? Right.

Anyhow, I'm not anti-patent, inventors should be protected. When they actually invent something that is
2012-04-17 03:45:43 PM
2 votes:

gingerjet: Has anyone done the joke about patenting something obvious and getting everyone to pay up yet?


patented that. pay up.
2012-04-17 03:17:26 PM
2 votes:
So that's what Drew looks like without a beer.
2012-04-17 02:54:34 PM
2 votes:
Yo dawg I heard you liked patents, so I patented getting a patent, you've been served.
2012-04-17 02:52:03 PM
2 votes:

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


I just patented settling in lawsuits. BWAHAHAHAHHA
2012-04-17 02:47:48 PM
2 votes:
I just patented commenting on Drew's TED patent troll thread, so pay up, biatches!!
2012-04-18 12:31:34 AM
1 votes:
Waiting for Patent 7,654,567: A Method for Clandestine Entry into Third-Party Voicemail and Email Accounts (Inventors: Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch)
2012-04-18 12:29:31 AM
1 votes:

Yuri Futanari: towatchoverme: I just patented fingers.

No more posts in this thread.

i type wwith m,y p[eenis


Ah, small talk, I see.
2012-04-17 08:27:40 PM
1 votes:

Aardvark Inc.: pedobearapproved 2012-04-17 06:04:59 PM

I can't fap to this


Rookie.


This.

/banged out two and finished with a flourish.
2012-04-17 06:17:32 PM
1 votes:
pedobearapproved 2012-04-17 06:04:59 PM

I can't fap to this


Rookie.
2012-04-17 06:04:52 PM
1 votes:

Tziva: Drubell: Drew, since you're here, can I have a free month of TF?

Wow, does that work?

Drew, can I have a giant bronze statue of myself riding a tyrannosaurus? Hook me up, dude.


I would like the ability to greenlight my own submissions because they are all funny as fark. I laugh my ass off at my shiat. It's a stone riot!

And a pony.

Thanks, Santa Drew!
2012-04-17 06:02:37 PM
1 votes:

Drubell: Drew, since you're here, can I have a free month of TF?


Wow, does that work?

Drew, can I have a giant bronze statue of myself riding a tyrannosaurus? Hook me up, dude.
2012-04-17 05:49:47 PM
1 votes:

Flab: Too short.


And just look at those sharp knees.
2012-04-17 04:56:39 PM
1 votes:
speaking of trolls, how did drew get on my ignore list again??
2012-04-17 04:53:30 PM
1 votes:

Drew: I respectfully disagree...


moviesmedia.ign.com
...I prefer the stick you only have to beat a patent troll with once
2012-04-17 04:44:43 PM
1 votes:
Someone sued Drew over the practice of allowing mods to troll threads with alt accounts?
2012-04-17 04:33:24 PM
1 votes:
Never heard of him.
2012-04-17 04:11:01 PM
1 votes:
Super cool. "We love the leader." Oh Fark, fox owns that.
2012-04-17 03:58:46 PM
1 votes:
When I saw TED jump out at me, I thought it was going to be the inevitable thread about that dumbass Nugent.

Please let the Secret Service find his automatic weapons.
2012-04-17 03:58:19 PM
1 votes:

Drew: Galloping Galoshes: However Drew beat a patent troll, he didn't do it long enough, hard enough, or with a big enough stick.

No stick is large enough

However if by some miracle I actually get that patent, I'm going nuclear on them


i884.photobucket.com
2012-04-17 03:57:37 PM
1 votes:
Patent troll is not amused:

Mouhamad A. Naboulsi
Less than 5 minutes ago: It is very apparent that the speaker lives in the present and has no vision. Yes, sending news via e-mail is trivial "TODAY", but it was not when the patent was filed or issued.

The speaker is old enough to remember the stacks of paper that we had to lug around as late as the turn of the century, so he is being disingenuous by trivializing the vision of the inventors and the value of patent.

I can say with great certainty that he and all those who infringed on the patent, either knew directly of its existence or chose to neglect looking for it, and properly licensing it from the inventor. I can say with great certainty that the inventor must have approached these companies, at one time or another, to license the patent, but with their usual "smug", "dishonest", "bullying" attitude demonstrated here, they may have laughed the guy out the door, if he ever got close to the door in the first place.

Trolls (as this guy calls them) are the great equalizers. If he and others like him where to respect rights of fellow citizens as enshrined by the constitutional mandate, we would not be in the need for trolls.

All in all, the piece is an attack on creative and visionaries who spend blood, sweat, sleepless nights and money to get something out to humanity, while a joker like this guy, think he is smart enough to use these Intellectual Properties, so he is not obligated to pay for it.

I would like to see him treating a song from iTunes or a video copy of a film the same way so he want us to treat patents. He won't, because he will pays $240K per copy and spend sometime in jail.

When my patents are issued, there will not be any settlements. Infringes will pay per copy. Laugh at that F,G,T,N,M,B,M,V,A,C,Z,A. See you guys in courts in Detroit.
2012-04-17 03:49:06 PM
1 votes:

PYROY: For some reason, I always expected Drew to have a lisp and a neck scratching habit.


I was expecting the banjo duel from Deliverance to be playing in the background.
2012-04-17 03:42:02 PM
1 votes:
Has anyone done the joke about patenting something obvious and getting everyone to pay up yet?
2012-04-17 03:40:45 PM
1 votes:

Galloping Galoshes: However Drew beat a patent troll, he didn't do it long enough, hard enough, or with a big enough stick.


No stick is large enough

However if by some miracle I actually get that patent, I'm going nuclear on them
2012-04-17 03:27:02 PM
1 votes:

FTGodWin: It's s TED talk. You can say anything you want at those and everyone believes it.


i.imgur.com
2012-04-17 03:25:53 PM
1 votes:

DrZiffle: Glad you could sober up long enough to do this.

*runs*


He was sober?
2012-04-17 03:16:32 PM
1 votes:
Little known fact - I patented Boobies links.

The terms of the settlement required Drew to cease and desist with the Boobies, plus an undisclosed sum for the irreparable harm inflicted upon Ceiling Cat Faptastic Intellectual Properties, LLC.

I bought a Caribbean island with some of the proceeds, and I'm posting from the beach on an experimental 50" iPad. And I'm not using my finger to input on the touchscreen. Nya.
2012-04-17 03:08:37 PM
1 votes:

Yuri Futanari: towatchoverme: I just patented fingers.

No more posts in this thread.

i type wwith m,y p[eenis


*slap* *slap* *slap* *slap* ...
2012-04-17 03:07:31 PM
1 votes:
I was astonished how much Drew looks like Lewis Black.
2012-04-17 03:05:44 PM
1 votes:

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


www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com
Proud.
2012-04-17 03:03:27 PM
1 votes:

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 03:02:16 PM
1 votes:
I just patented drinking beer that you enjoy.
2012-04-17 03:00:48 PM
1 votes:

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 02:59:26 PM
1 votes:
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 02:53:56 PM
1 votes:
I just patented patents.

[game_over.jpg]
2012-04-17 02:52:53 PM
1 votes:
I just patented fingers.

No more posts in this thread.
2012-04-17 02:50:42 PM
1 votes:
I just patented the act of listening. All you motherf*ckers better settle.
2012-04-17 02:45:43 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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