Jonathan C Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Tue Oct 22 20:34:44 CDT 2002
On Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at 08:15 AM, Kurt Huhn wrote:
> Woah! Obviously the patents PanIP hold are invalid and won't stand up
> court - hell how can they even hold a patent on something that was in
> widespread use before the patent?!?!?
I don't know their patents seems a bit...dumb to me. Besides, a lot of
their patents specifically include the use of "telephone lines". If
the victim's server is collocated, wouldn't it be the end user that is
violating the patent?
> That's like me going out and patenting _pants_!!
Don't do that. Josh would be devastated. ;)
> Obviously these people know it won't stand up in court
In a court of their peers? No. In front of a judge? I don't know.
> The mistake they made was going after Delta Airlines - so they learned
> from it and started going after mom-n-pop websites without the
> to challenge them in court.
I'd love to be impartial about this, but seeing that I'm getting my
start as an entrepreneur, and that my father is the owner of a small
business, this is the part that really steams me over. These bastards
are as low as the sort of scum that would burglarize the
> Well, I for one hope they find they're day in court - because they
> lose. Even better, I'd like to see those that settled in individual
> start a class-action at the same time.
Whatever happened to the days when judges tossed out frivolous lawsuits?
> Filthy, dirty, slimy, thieves with lawyers. The worst kind of scum out
With a name like "Pangea Intellectual Property" how could anyone expect
that they have some positive value to add to society? Their entire
purpose in life is to patent stupid shit and sue anyone who might have
come up with the idea previously. The fact that a business like this
can exist is proof positive that there is Something Wrong with the way
this country deals in patents and copyrights.
Jonathan C. Patschke
Celestrion Information Systems
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