Patent trolls

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Post » 09 Feb 2012, 01:22

This idiot is claiming ownership of the entire "interactive web" and wants royalties from more than 20 big Internet companies. ... ht-win.ars
Anyone else seen some amazingly frustrating stories of patent trolls like this?

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Post » 09 Feb 2012, 03:50

Paintball, Smart Parts patented the use of electronics to fire a paintball marker even though they clearly didn't have it first. The company was supposedly founded by none other than patent lawyers so they fought it and won against a ton of companies. Either you payed them a royalty or they shut you down. Fuck them, those assholes closed down last year. Sadly they use to make some decent stuff which I have and loved.