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(Philly Burbs)   Man who pioneered patent trolling finds 50 million ways to thank the liberal-arts school he attended for offering engineering courses   (phillyburbs.com) divider line 9
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2012-12-10 10:36:08 AM
My company got a demand letter from a patent troll just a couple weeks ago.

We had the audacity to use our HP MFP's to scan documents to network folders, so we "owe" them $1200 in licensing fees, per employee, for using "their technology". Funny, the only technologies we are using were provided to us by HP and Microsoft, using the equipment as designed.

If they follow through in suing us, we are going to petition the Judge to include HP and Microsoft as defendents.
 
2012-12-10 10:46:54 AM
Your lawyer might be advised to lookup Section 2-312 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). A cross complaint would be what is needed. I would refer the matter to a competent IP lawyer and not rely on the internet lawyers that will show up in this thread.
 
2012-12-10 10:51:55 AM

weiserfireman: My company got a demand letter from a patent troll just a couple weeks ago.

We had the audacity to use our HP MFP's to scan documents to network folders, so we "owe" them $1200 in licensing fees, per employee, for using "their technology". Funny, the only technologies we are using were provided to us by HP and Microsoft, using the equipment as designed.

If they follow through in suing us, we are going to petition the Judge to include HP and Microsoft as defendents.


Would that be Project Paperless? Pretty sure they've already had their asses handed to them a time or two.
 
2012-12-10 10:57:28 AM
Wow, just googled this guy. He did invent patent trolling. He's 93, must be feeling guilty about putting countless people out of work, creating a patent system that is busted and broken. trying to buy his way into heaven.
 
2012-12-10 11:07:47 AM
This is the guy who helped Gordon Gould, the inventor of the laser to finally get recognition despite the delay that others put into his path. The term patent troll has been used and thrown about all to readily. By one definition MIT, Cal Tech and others are patent trolls.
 
2012-12-10 05:37:00 PM
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2012-12-10 06:53:58 PM

China White Tea: weiserfireman: My company got a demand letter from a patent troll just a couple weeks ago.

We had the audacity to use our HP MFP's to scan documents to network folders, so we "owe" them $1200 in licensing fees, per employee, for using "their technology". Funny, the only technologies we are using were provided to us by HP and Microsoft, using the equipment as designed.

If they follow through in suing us, we are going to petition the Judge to include HP and Microsoft as defendents.

Would that be Project Paperless? Pretty sure they've already had their asses handed to them a time or two.


They've changed their name. The law firm is different. We made contact today with one of the companies that handed their asses to them. If it comes down to a lawsuit, we will use the same strategies.

From what we've seen so far, is everytime someone puts up a credible defense, they fold, so there is no ruling their patents are invalid or precedents set against them.
 
2012-12-11 12:04:03 AM

weiserfireman: China White Tea: weiserfireman: My company got a demand letter from a patent troll just a couple weeks ago.

We had the audacity to use our HP MFP's to scan documents to network folders, so we "owe" them $1200 in licensing fees, per employee, for using "their technology". Funny, the only technologies we are using were provided to us by HP and Microsoft, using the equipment as designed.

If they follow through in suing us, we are going to petition the Judge to include HP and Microsoft as defendents.

Would that be Project Paperless? Pretty sure they've already had their asses handed to them a time or two.

They've changed their name. The law firm is different. We made contact today with one of the companies that handed their asses to them. If it comes down to a lawsuit, we will use the same strategies.

From what we've seen so far, is everytime someone puts up a credible defense, they fold, so there is no ruling their patents are invalid or precedents set against them.


So stall and hope someone else puts up a credible defense against them to save yourselves a bunch of money?
 
2012-12-11 06:05:26 AM
he should have patented patent trolling and thus invent patent meta-trolling where he trolls patent trolls
 
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