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(Ars Technica)   Newegg saves e-commerce from the grip of trolls - again   (arstechnica.com) divider line 17
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2013-05-16 12:57:11 PM  
9 votes:
I hold a patent on overzealous usage of the hero tag, so I'm getting a kickback out of these replies.
2013-05-16 01:02:47 PM  
5 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I hold a patent on overzealous usage of the hero tag, so I'm getting a kickback out of these replies.


Lucky.  I'm applying for a patent for the incorrect usage of literal versus figurative speech, but all this paperwork is literally killing me.
2013-05-16 01:34:07 PM  
3 votes:

gweilo8888: Alcatel's products are also utter shiat.

I worked for a major international for quite a few years, and we had an Alcatel PABX phone system. It regularly crashed and had to be rebooted -- killing everybody's calls in the process, and taking their phones offline.

It also had a rather nasty bug in that when a single extension passed a threshold for a certain number of voicemails, all the voicemails to every single phone in both our buildings would vanish.

According to our facilities manager, Alcatel had sent engineers from their corporate HQ in France to look at the thing numerous times, replacing every single hardware component, making custom builds of firmware just for us, and so on -- yet to my knowledge they never figured out either problem in the numerous years I was with the company.


That's actually a patent of theirs; they are using to sue any company where the phone system crashes.
2013-05-16 01:01:29 PM  
3 votes:
It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
  To call upon a neighbour and to say: --
"We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight,
  Unless you pay us cash to go away."

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
  And the people who ask it explain
That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld
  And then you'll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
  To puff and look important and to say: --
"Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
  We will therefore pay you cash to go away."

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
  But we've proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
  You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
  For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
  You will find it better policy to say: --

"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
  No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
  And the nation that plays it is lost!"

 - Rudyard Kipling
2013-05-16 12:56:45 PM  
3 votes:
www.solidsignal.com
2013-05-16 12:49:39 PM  
2 votes:
Oh fark...you and your html buttons
2013-05-16 02:11:36 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-05-16 02:04:34 PM  
1 votes:

italie: I'd love to support them, but they still think I owe them money on a hard drive I never received back in 2005. Whether it means anything to them or not, they have lost thousands of dollars from me in the last 8 years over a $79 dispute. Sorry Newegg.


Oh come on now...tell us the story
2013-05-16 01:09:17 PM  
1 votes:

you are a puppet: Shareholders of public companies that engage in patent trolling should ask themselves if they're really well-served by their management teams," Cheng added. "Are they properly monetizing their R&D? Surely there are better ways to make money than to just rely on litigating patents. If I was a shareholder, I would take a hard look as to whether their management was competent."

Ha. Utter smackdown


Yeah, you know how I know he's a great litigator? It's not that he won this case--I have no idea if that was difficult. It's the care with which he's carefully sharpened these little knives he keeps sticking in the backs of his already-defeated opponent.

Any other lawyer would already be buying Alcatel's CEO a consolatory round of drinks at the country club now. This guy was up late the night AFTER the trial, making sure he had five different ways of saying "fark you" for every interview question he might be asked.

He might have done more damage in the short term just by shiatting all over their stock price than by dinking their business model.
2013-05-16 01:03:38 PM  
1 votes:
Lucent has sucked ever since the LT Win modem.
2013-05-16 12:59:26 PM  
1 votes:
somebody should patent "patent trolling" that way if anyone does sue and manages to make a buck, they can sue them and take a portion back
2013-05-16 12:56:13 PM  
1 votes:
NewEgg's headquarters are the next block over from where I am sitting right now, at the desk in the building where I work.

Kinda feel like walking over there on my lunch break and hugging some folks.
2013-05-16 12:54:51 PM  
1 votes:
The good news is, we won this case on every point. The bad news is, we're running out of lawsuits. There are fewer trolls for us to fight. I've spent a lot of time over the last seven years figuring out what to do with these guys. There are strategies I think would be really neat and effective that I literally can't execute. I can't make good law because I don't have any appellate cases left.

www.s9.com

I know that feel, bro.
2013-05-16 12:53:31 PM  
1 votes:

braedan: there are so many words...


static.neatoshop.com
"Good Luck we are all counting on you." seems oddly appropriate.
/Hotlinking from the sidebar, is that wrong?
2013-05-16 12:49:04 PM  
1 votes:
<i>"Successful defendants have their litigation managed by people who care," said Cheng. "For me, it's easy. I believe in Newegg, I care about Newegg. Alcatel Lucent, meanwhile, they drag out some random VP-who happens to be a decorated Navy veteran, who happens to be handsome and has a beautiful wife and kids-but the guy didn't know what patents were being asserted. What a joke.

"Shareholders of public companies that engage in patent trolling should ask themselves if they're really well-served by their management teams," Cheng added. "Are they properly monetizing their R&D? Surely there are better ways to make money than to just rely on litigating patents. If I was a shareholder, I would take a hard look as to whether their management was competent."</i>

Ha. Utter smackdown
2013-05-16 12:46:23 PM  
1 votes:

BKITU: Well, they're getting my business for the foreseeable future.


I came here to say the same thing.
2013-05-16 12:43:09 PM  
1 votes:
Well, they're getting my business for the foreseeable future.
 
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