"The patent was initially issued in February of 2011..."
Umm...prior art anyone? I'm pretty sure music players in cars with a shuffle feature has existed well before this point. Even my 2010 Elantra has one, which was put into production in 2009, and I'm absolutely certain there are older cars with the feature too.
Wish I can patent trolling.. so that I can actually sue everyone trolling and I can troll trollers by not giving the patent rights to anyone.. not even for all the wealth in the world.. god save the earth!!!
[citation][nom]greghome[/nom]well, last year, I patented typing in the english language on the internet by using an x86 Operating System. Pay up fools.......[/citation]
Prior art abounds. No possible patent. Patents are for new and novel work, reduced to practice.
[citation][nom]bender3000[/nom]There, I fixed it for ya![/citation]
... no, you don't... ban patents, any patents... and help progress and innovation... i hate, that somebody thinks out a half baked idea, patents it, don't do a successful implementation, and don't give the opportunity to improve on a idea...