"Hey, look! They're trying to learn for free! Get them!"
A. The internet should be an open platform for the betterment of knowledge to all mankind. B. It should not be something that can be patented. Unless of course you intend on using that patent or technology to further the advancement of point A. And C... f**k off!
I hope they win. Then whoever owns the most internet backbone(Verizon I think) can step up and charge them double for allowing their patented content to pass over the backbone. Sort of a toll for the troll if you will.
The irony of the thing is that Tim Berners Lee gave this troll all the resources to make that page in 1993, when he decided that the web and all the tools should be free for anybody to implement webpages of their own.
And now he sues him!
I absolutely hate these trolls.
There should be some kind of Darwin Awards, the golden turkey or somting for the most crazy patent troll applications!
I mean these abominations of human beings doesn't do anything to further mankind...
The patent system is just a mess and needs serious reform. If it was in my authority I would suspend all currently pending lawsuits while they may still be filed however will not be seen in court until a better system is laid out and put into effect. Once done I would simply throw out all the BS lawsuits.
LOL! The picture of Doctor Evil is so appropriate. "We hold the world to ransom for 100 billion dollars!". And with his patent he could easily get it.
The question is quite simple. Did the US patent office really issue him such a patent? If they did then you guys have a pretty screwed up system and a lot of people are going to owe him a lot of money. Fortunately for everyone outside the US, I am guessing we don't have to honor it.
How about a mandatory 6month jail sentence for the attorney's of the loosing side.
That will reduce the available pool of patent attorneys willing to take a shot at getting rich over a bogus patent.
To bad it had to be in Tyler.
Always loved that monster 'pounds' burger at the airport diner
I don't want them to live on my planet anymore.
Either be useful for the society of the 99% or do not spread the invention at all. The patents are to help inventors, but if this is the price, then let everything be open for everybody else to use and create new things with it.
I am in fact for everything being open and GPL.
Just taking into consideration the patent version of development too, the reason for the patents in the first place in regards to the whole society.