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(Reuters)   Intellectual Ventures: the countries biggest patent trolling firm with almost $6 billion in assets, got cocky enough to try to shake down Wall Street. Big mistake   (reuters.com) divider line 8
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2014-05-08 01:56:44 PM
5 votes:
This is like a knife fight between Justin Bieber and Kanye West. I don't know who to root for, but if both died a painful death, that would suit me just fine.
2014-05-08 01:56:33 PM
5 votes:
A representative for Capital One could not immediately be reached for comment.

The author must have called the customer service line.
2014-05-08 11:10:46 AM
4 votes:
"We are disappointed with the court's decision and are considering our options," Finocchio said.

His nose then grew an inch longer.
2014-05-08 11:24:07 AM
3 votes:
God help me, I'm actually rooting for the banks.
2014-05-08 02:05:40 PM
2 votes:
Thunderdome II - two dicks enter, no one leaves.
2014-05-08 03:18:07 PM
1 votes:

ffish: Theaetetus: ffish: Just look at Prometheus: the Supreme Court had to smack down the CAFC twice over the exact same argument. And that's post-Bilski.

That's because SCOTUS' Weeners was just "no, do it again", without any additional guidance. When they don't know what they want beyond "this isn't it", it's understandable that it's going to waste more time going back up and down through the courts.

They said, "hey, there's this Bilski ruling we wrote. You should read it."

Theaetetus: And yes, ideally they should come up less. But given that I've had patent lawyers tell me they could get a patent on a flyer announcing a stand-up comedy show, it seems that there are a lot of patents out there which cover ineligible subject matter.

Design patent?

Utility. "A method and process of large-scale, distributed notification of upcoming events."

The part that gets me is when patents lawyers get all pissy at computer scientists for pointing out that every computer program is just a large algorithm and can be represented by a single number. "IT'S A PROCESS AND IF YOU SAY IT'S A NUMBER AGAIN I'LL BAN YOU FROM THIS FORUM."


Be nice, they became lawyers because numbers confuse them. They are like like dogs trying to figure out their reflections and becoming confused.
2014-05-08 03:06:13 PM
1 votes:

Theaetetus: ffish: Just look at Prometheus: the Supreme Court had to smack down the CAFC twice over the exact same argument. And that's post-Bilski.

That's because SCOTUS' Weeners was just "no, do it again", without any additional guidance. When they don't know what they want beyond "this isn't it", it's understandable that it's going to waste more time going back up and down through the courts.


They said, "hey, there's this Bilski ruling we wrote. You should read it."

Theaetetus: And yes, ideally they should come up less. But given that I've had patent lawyers tell me they could get a patent on a flyer announcing a stand-up comedy show, it seems that there are a lot of patents out there which cover ineligible subject matter.

Design patent?


Utility. "A method and process of large-scale, distributed notification of upcoming events."

The part that gets me is when patents lawyers get all pissy at computer scientists for pointing out that every computer program is just a large algorithm and can be represented by a single number. "IT'S A PROCESS AND IF YOU SAY IT'S A NUMBER AGAIN I'LL BAN YOU FROM THIS FORUM."
2014-05-08 02:21:18 PM
1 votes:
Ya, go after the one group that surgeons think should tone down the hubris, looking for an easy payout. Nice lawyering there, Lou.
 
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