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(Forbes)   This is patent troll, ladies and gentlemen. And yes, he's from Texas   (forbes.com) divider line 14
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2012-11-12 10:41:56 AM
2 votes:
What a horrible piece of shiat
2012-11-12 01:57:48 PM
1 votes:

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: What's Texas got to do with anything? Most patent trolls are from Silicon Valley.


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2012-11-12 01:53:42 PM
1 votes:
Quoting Shakespeare, Henry VI (Part 2), 'The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers'.
2012-11-12 01:50:16 PM
1 votes:

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: What's Texas got to do with anything? Most patent trolls are from Silicon Valley.


The court is East Texas is friendly to patent trolls. It's convenient for this guy to live close to the court he'll get to hear his cases.
2012-11-12 01:40:56 PM
1 votes:
At what point does it become more cost effective to just take these guys out?
2012-11-12 01:10:22 PM
1 votes:

Flint Ironstag: ha-ha-guy: I'm just saddened by all the companies that give into this guy. If I were some successful industrialist, I'd sate my evil urges by keeping some attack dog lawyers around for when then the patent trolls showed up. Plus a little fund of "fark you" money to do things like buy up all the property around the troll's house, bribe the local government to get a fracking permit and leave the troll with tap water that is octane enough to run his lawn mower on.

This. Just as with any frivolous lawsuit spending $1million to fight and win a case that you could have settled for $100k will save you money in the long term, because if you do settle for $100k then next week there will be another case, and then another and another...
Spend the $1million to fight it and the scumbag lawyers who launch these claims will very quickly learn it's not worth targeting you. They're no different from crack addicts looking for a house to break into. Which one to pick? The ones with open windows or the one with an alarm system and guard dogs?


This sounds like a prisoners dilemma. One successful defense against a patent can potentially prevent the same lawsuit from being brought up against other companies. So all these tech companies working together to fight these patent trolls can likely cost each company less than settling all the patent suits. But if you fight and nobody else does, that's a huge cost. So they just settle for the no risk cost.
2012-11-12 01:06:26 PM
1 votes:

bullsballs: So syn/ack which was used in the 60's and 70's is the same thing, just different names, and predates his 'patent' doesn't invalidate his claims?


That there, that's the problem.
2012-11-12 12:59:26 PM
1 votes:
He has an extremely punchable face
2012-11-12 12:25:23 PM
1 votes:
Makes me think about how much being rich is worth. Is having 20mil in the bank worth having a life dedicated to nothing but misery and lies? To have thousands of people hate your guts and wish you a horrible, ass-cancer filled death? And when you do die to have people literally dance on your grave and take shiats on the headstone, and have parents bring their children by and say, "See that guy Timmy? He was an evil man and the world is a better place without him." ?

I guess it is worth it to some people. Not to me though.
2012-11-12 12:16:29 PM
1 votes:
How about jack sh*t and go f*ck yourself?!
2012-11-12 12:15:22 PM
1 votes:

ha-ha-guy: I'm just saddened by all the companies that give into this guy. If I were some successful industrialist, I'd sate my evil urges by keeping some attack dog lawyers around for when then the patent trolls showed up. Plus a little fund of "fark you" money to do things like buy up all the property around the troll's house, bribe the local government to get a fracking permit and leave the troll with tap water that is octane enough to run his lawn mower on.


This. Just as with any frivolous lawsuit spending $1million to fight and win a case that you could have settled for $100k will save you money in the long term, because if you do settle for $100k then next week there will be another case, and then another and another...
Spend the $1million to fight it and the scumbag lawyers who launch these claims will very quickly learn it's not worth targeting you. They're no different from crack addicts looking for a house to break into. Which one to pick? The ones with open windows or the one with an alarm system and guard dogs?
2012-11-12 12:11:23 PM
1 votes:

Honest Bender: Any actual lawyers want to weigh in on this? My "knowledge" on the topic is pretty much just what I've pieced together from these threads... I thought the patent owner had to actually make use of the patent to be able to defend it. Is that not the case? Aren't there any protections in place to prevent abuse of the system like this?


No, if you have a patent you can stop anyone else using it even if you don't.

The real problem here is the USPO granting patents that should not have been granted, where others already have patents and where prior art exists. So you could have a genuine patent, granted in 2000, but be sued by someone who patented the same tech in 2005.

The USG needs to start cancelling patents, in effect make everyone suing for patent infringement prove from scratch that their patent should be valid before they move on to look at whether it is being infringed.
2012-11-12 12:09:55 PM
1 votes:
I'm just saddened by all the companies that give into this guy. If I were some successful industrialist, I'd sate my evil urges by keeping some attack dog lawyers around for when then the patent trolls showed up. Plus a little fund of "fark you" money to do things like buy up all the property around the troll's house, bribe the local government to get a fracking permit and leave the troll with tap water that is octane enough to run his lawn mower on.
2012-11-12 11:39:24 AM
1 votes:
Some people really just need to be drowned in a bathtub.
 
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