22 vendors of anti-virus software taken to court in patent dispute

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. Martijn2

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    Typically a nonsense alleged patent infrigment, no other goal then to grab some easy $
     
  3. pugmug

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    If I held a legit patent I would protect it.What would you do if you held one?
     
  4. Judge Dee

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    My gosh pugmug! I tried to read those two patents and couldn't understand a thing.o_O
    But yeah, if they are legit, I'd try to protect them.
     
  5. BlueZannetti

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    They're legit (i.e. were issued), the question is whether they can survive a challenge, say via prior art....

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    they can survive a challenge because in the end there will be a buyout. Which is the sole purpose of half the patents obtained each year.

    Pink Floyd "Money" :cool:
     
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    Nah trjam they arnt worried cause they are all "Comfortably Numb" :shifty:
     
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    I wonder if procreation has been patented yet? The holder of that patent would essentially own all life. I'll bet the US Patent Office would grant the patent, too.
     
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    I notice in the link it states the US media have branded the company suing for infringement as a "patent troll".
     
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    Couple of years ago, a guy in australia was issued the innovation patent for a "circular transportation facilitation device". In a plain text, he got patent for wheel :) I am not kidding.
     
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    I wonder if he gets any royalties for every tire sold? :eek: :D
     
  12. EraserHW

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    Patent #AU2001100012A4

    http://apa.hpa.com.au:8080/ipapa/qsearch

    :D
     
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    Well, you can sue anyone for anything in US.
     
  14. Peter2150

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    If that isn't a joke, then there is someone in the office whose's IQ is the number described by that invention.
     
  15. EraserHW

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    It isn't :) Patent number is some post above :D
     
  16. Firecat

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    That patent was filed because the person who filed it was a lawyer who wanted to prove that the innovations patenting process in Australia was flawed and that there wasn't any real inspection going on into the patents claims..........
     
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    well he sure as well was right, lol any idiot that let him create a patent for the wheel deserves to be fired.
     
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    I can't believe that the Australian Government would actually grant someone a patent for the invention of the wheel but here is the proof.....

    Link to .pdf files explaining the patent for the wheel (#AU2001100012A) including sketches -

    Proposed Application - http://www.fpdwl.at/forum//attachment.php?attachmentid=3193&sid=85448734d36158fc0fe20f97ba0da1d0

    Granted Patent - http://www.hl7.org.au/docs/Australian Patent 2001100012.pdf

    (Both .pdfs are the same apart from the second one stating that it has been granted by the patent office)
     
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  19. SourMilk

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    At least we now know who gets credit for inventing the wheel. Now to get that fire thing resolved.

    LOL SourMilk out
     
  20. steve1955

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    Well it probably was new for Australia(lol)
     
  21. Pedro

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    Good laugh over here. The wheel was reinvented for real!
     
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