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(Indiegogo)   Eyewear company seeks assistance to give two patent trolls important life advice, specifically on how they can go f*ck themselves. Bonus: I'll buy a beer for anyone who wears this t-shirt to a Fark party -Drew   (indiegogo.com) divider line 297
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2013-05-21 10:15:28 AM  
I'll pitch in some support. My only concern with the SHIELD act is for small innovators who DO have a patent and have their tech stolen by a large company. Now the small innovator has to weigh getting hit with a million dollar bill, in addition to their own costs, because Big Corporation X could afford a much better legal team?
 
2013-05-21 11:54:21 AM  
FTFA: We have both Mint and Raspberry colored T-shirts in Unisex sizes

She wore a Small Raspberry T-Shirt...the kind you find in a second-hand store...
 
2013-05-21 12:06:44 PM  
This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.
 
2013-05-21 12:29:06 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.


You should be. Eye would be.
 
2013-05-21 12:38:55 PM  

Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.


I See what you did there
 
2013-05-21 12:39:23 PM  
So these two people set up a business, get the attention of a mega corp who realizes they are infringing on a patent, which they then purchase and sue the offenders with. WAH. Welcome to capitalism. Good luck on your next venture and do your research next time.
 
2013-05-21 12:39:30 PM  

Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.


Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?
 
2013-05-21 12:40:17 PM  
It has to cost less to kill the patent trolls than it does to fight them.

/just sayin'
//not trying to drum up business
 
2013-05-21 12:41:05 PM  
For thirty bucks you'd damn well better buy me a bottle of scotch, asshole.

/I don't drink
//Will trade scotch for weed
 
2013-05-21 12:41:19 PM  

tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?


So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.
 
2013-05-21 12:44:26 PM  
For a free beer from you Drew, anything! fark trolls.
 
2013-05-21 12:45:07 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?

So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.


Not quite, I do have some colleagues at CSU - the school up in Fort Col-lens.
 
2013-05-21 12:45:17 PM  
These puns are cornea.
 
2013-05-21 12:45:18 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: It has to cost less to kill the patent trolls than it does to fight them.

/just sayin'
//not trying to drum up business


I dunno about killing them, but going full on Church Of $cientology on their ass would be a good option.
 
2013-05-21 12:46:18 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?

So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.


If you ask me, I think these supposed patent trolls were ...framed?

/REALLY got nothin'
 
PJ-
2013-05-21 12:46:21 PM  

radarlove: For thirty bucks you'd damn well better buy me a bottle of scotch, asshole.

/I don't drink
//Will trade scotch for weed


To which I say, why not get into both?  Blaze a big fattie, then use the scotch to clear away that cottonmouth.  Last time I did that, I wanted to make some bacon for a sandwich that turned into Chicken Cordon Bleu, next thing I realized I was eating nachos with chopsticks.

My friend says we can't hang out anymore ....
 
2013-05-21 12:46:30 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?

So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.


This is nonsense! Stop arguing! I cant beleive how nearsighted you all are in your assumptions. Dont be blind to the perrils of others or you will have an unwanted stigma bestowed upon you.
 
2013-05-21 12:47:10 PM  
My girlfriend's best friend works at the company fighting the troll so this is near and dear. They could certainly use the help an we could all do with fewer patent trolls. Help out! Also, beer is good.

/beer
 
2013-05-21 12:47:54 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: It has to cost less to kill the patent trolls than it does to fight them.

/just sayin'
//not trying to drum up business


You know, you make a very valid point.  Fighting them keeps them in business and encourages others to get into the industry.  Win or lose, they win when you engage them legally.

But if a group of enterprising citizens were to engage these people via less than legal means, say via blackmail or assassination, it would quickly have a chilling effect on the entire patent troll industry.
 
2013-05-21 12:47:58 PM  

tuna fingers: UrukHaiGuyz: tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?

So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.

Not quite, I do have some colleagues at CSU - the school up in Fort Col-lens.


.

Can we stop with these cornea puns?
 
2013-05-21 12:50:42 PM  
Hindsight is 20/20.
 
2013-05-21 12:51:12 PM  

tuna fingers: UrukHaiGuyz: tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?

So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.

Not quite, I do have some colleagues at CSU - the school up in Fort Col-lens.


That's quite a relief, for a moment I was worried that you might come up with an even cornea pun. Thank you for answering seriously.
 
2013-05-21 12:51:19 PM  

Madbassist1: So these two people set up a business, get the attention of a mega corp who realizes they are infringing on a patent, which they then purchase and sue the offenders with. WAH. Welcome to capitalism. Good luck on your next venture and do your research next time.


In the article it says the corporation essentially stole their invention, patented it, and then sued them with it.

Yeah it may be legal, but that's the worst kind of capitalism and you should be outraged.
 
2013-05-21 12:51:29 PM  

Madbassist1: So these two people set up a business, get the attention of a mega corp who realizes they are infringing on a patent, which they then purchase and sue the offenders with. WAH. Welcome to capitalism. Good luck on your next venture and do your research next time.


2/10 - bless your heart, you're trying
 
2013-05-21 12:51:48 PM  
God, there are some corny-a puns ITT.
 
2013-05-21 12:52:01 PM  

1nsanilicious: tuna fingers: UrukHaiGuyz: tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?

So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.

Not quite, I do have some colleagues at CSU - the school up in Fort Col-lens.

.

Can we stop with these cornea puns?


Darn you straight to heck! Stupid refresh.
 
2013-05-21 12:53:00 PM  
GODDAMMIT!
 
2013-05-21 12:53:23 PM  

1nsanilicious: tuna fingers: UrukHaiGuyz: tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?

So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.

Not quite, I do have some colleagues at CSU - the school up in Fort Col-lens.

.

Can we stop with these cornea puns?


Why? I find them to be visionary.
 
2013-05-21 12:54:20 PM  
Suddenly, eyecare about this company.
 
2013-05-21 12:54:27 PM  
I think this thread has lost it's focus.
 
2013-05-21 12:54:48 PM  
FTFA:The second case is a patent infringement complaint filed by a competitor who is using a recently purchased patent to seek an injunction on our 3D virtual try-on technology for eyewear. The lawsuit (Case No. 2:13-cv-00145) was filed in the District of Utah by 1-800-Contacts, whose division Glasses.com, directly competes with us for online sales of designer prescription glasses and sunglasses.


New definition of patent troll: someone who sues me.
 
2013-05-21 12:55:28 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: Madbassist1: So these two people set up a business, get the attention of a mega corp who realizes they are infringing on a patent, which they then purchase and sue the offenders with. WAH. Welcome to capitalism. Good luck on your next venture and do your research next time.

In the article it says the corporation essentially stole their invention, patented it, and then sued them with it.

Yeah it may be legal, but that's the worst kind of capitalism and you should be outraged.


Also known as the "Thomas Edison Model."
 
2013-05-21 12:55:30 PM  

1nsanilicious: tuna fingers: UrukHaiGuyz: tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?

So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.

Not quite, I do have some colleagues at CSU - the school up in Fort Col-lens.

.

Can we stop with these cornea puns?


These puns are so bad, they are making monocle sore from punching the wall. yeeesh.
 
2013-05-21 12:55:31 PM  
It sclera that the puns aren't going to stop
 
2013-05-21 12:55:36 PM  
So they're reinventing something someone else already invented and trying to sell it for profit. GLWT; the patent system was invented to keep this from happening. This isn't China, you know.
 
2013-05-21 12:56:13 PM  
The troll doll people should sue them over the t-shirt.
 
2013-05-21 12:57:02 PM  

Madbassist1: So these two people set up a business, get the attention of a mega corp who realizes they are infringing on a patent, which they then purchase and sue the offenders with. WAH. Welcome to capitalism. Good luck on your next venture and do your research next time.



We don't know all the intimate details, but that's certainly not what they described. They said that what they're doing doesn't actually infringe on the patent and that the mega corp saw what they were up to, then went shopping for a patent similar enough to be able to file a lawsuit. For small outfits the high cost of litigation itself can put them out of business - in which case the patent doesn't have to actually infringe to destroy them. The fight itself is the weapon, not the patent.
 
2013-05-21 12:57:29 PM  

that was my nickname in highschool: FTFA:The second case is a patent infringement complaint filed by a competitor who is using a recently purchased patent to seek an injunction on our 3D virtual try-on technology for eyewear. The lawsuit (Case No. 2:13-cv-00145) was filed in the District of Utah by 1-800-Contacts, whose division Glasses.com, directly competes with us for online sales of designer prescription glasses and sunglasses.


New definition of patent troll: someone who sues me.


they contend that 1-880 contacts bought the patent for the express purpose of using legal maneuvering to eliminate one of their main competitors. If the idea of patents is to protect and encourage investment(and it is) then that's the opposite of what's happening here.
 
2013-05-21 12:57:39 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: It has to cost less to kill the patent trolls than it does to fight them.

/just sayin'
//not trying to drum up business


If I was rich I'd have a little "fark you" slush fund.  Pay for things like stalking your kids and wife with private investigators, some scumbag lawyers to tie you up with "I slipped on your sidewalk when it was icy" type of bullshiat, and other stuff.  Maybe pay off the code inspector to go over your property with a fine tooth comb, etc.  Go right after the CEO of the company who is suing you and his personal life/pockets.
 
2013-05-21 12:58:05 PM  
Punfest!  Zul is a happy guy.
 
2013-05-21 12:58:09 PM  

Bell's Boy: 1nsanilicious: tuna fingers: UrukHaiGuyz: tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?

So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.

Not quite, I do have some colleagues at CSU - the school up in Fort Col-lens.

.

Can we stop with these cornea puns?

These puns are so bad, they are making monocle sore from punching the wall. yeeesh.


I feel regret-in a way we're responsible for your bloodied fist.
 
2013-05-21 12:58:22 PM  
Free beer!!
 
2013-05-21 12:58:23 PM  
Is there a "five-popped collar" rule thingy? If I wear twenty shirts, do I get 20 beers? If I wear 100 shirts, will someone drive me to the hospital?
 
2013-05-21 12:59:18 PM  
I think the intent is good, but the proposed legislation is a bit myopic.
 
2013-05-21 12:59:24 PM  
And yet another story reminding me what I am not going to bother pursuing that patent, everything for it is doing fine gathering dust in my desk.
 
2013-05-21 01:00:41 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Is there a "five-popped collar" rule thingy? If I wear twenty shirts, do I get 20 beers? If I wear 100 shirts, will someone drive me to the hospital?


Well, someone will probably have to roll you there if you're wearing 100 shirts, but sure!
 
2013-05-21 01:01:51 PM  

1nsanilicious: tuna fingers: UrukHaiGuyz: tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?

So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.

Not quite, I do have some colleagues at CSU - the school up in Fort Col-lens.

.

Can we stop with these cornea puns?


C'mon, be a little more accommodating.
 
2013-05-21 01:02:46 PM  

spacemanjones: UrukHaiGuyz: tuna fingers: Ooba Tooba: I_Am_Weasel: This could turn into quite...the spectacle.

/ashamed.

You should be. Eye would be.

Pathetic.  Do you have any friends or other contacts that could assist in your wit?

So you're the expert? I expect you have many apt pupils.

This is nonsense! Stop arguing! I cant beleive how nearsighted you all are in your assumptions. Dont be blind to the perrils of others or you will have an unwanted astigmatism bestowed upon you.


Fixed it for you.
 
2013-05-21 01:03:05 PM  
I'm a simple guy. First, I just buy my glasses by the little numbers that are on the inside of them. Second, or secondly perhaps, I would just find the guy's house and do old-fashioned unspeakable things to him, his family; his pets. Who needs trouble when violence can speak so eloquently?
 
2013-05-21 01:04:21 PM  
Just got my patent on those troll t-shirts!  HELL YEAH!!!
 
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