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Author Topic: Get sued for using WiFi..................  (Read 1414 times)

AdrianH

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Get sued for using WiFi..................
« on: October 04, 2011, 06:34:50 AM »

http://www.techdirt.com/blog/wireless/articles/20111001/00365416161/patent-troll-says-anyone-using-wifi-infringes-wont-sue-individuals-this-stage.shtml

Patent Troll Says Anyone Using WiFi Infringes; Won't Sue Individuals 'At This Stage'
from the a-well-thought-out-shakedown dept


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Just as some in the copyright trolling business are lowering their settlement fees, but making it up in volume, it appears there's a similar effort under way on the patent trolling side of the world. The Patent Examiner blog has the incredible story of Innovatio IP, a patent troll that recently acquired a portfolio of patents that its lawyers (what, you think there are any employees?) appear to believe cover pretty much any WiFi implementation. They've been suing coffee shops, grocery stores, restaurants and hotels first -- including Caribou Coffee, Cosi, Panera Bread Co, certain Marriotts, Best Westerns, Comfort Inns and more.................. (read more)
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Re: Get sued for using WiFi..................
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 06:58:13 AM »

Patent trolls are pure leeches, who do nothing to improve the world, but just take from it at the expense of other people. Thankfully (from a selfish point of view) a lot of patent trolling applies only in the US because of their extreme patent laws. I don't know about this particular item though.
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