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Internet Patent Troll Finally Smoted – Dr. Tar

- by - January 28, 2013 - 14:16 America/New_York - 3 Comments

Scumbag lawyers use poorly defined patents to squeeze mult-million $$ settlements out of retailers. That is until one company took them on Gary Cooper in High Noon style.

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  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 28th, 2013

    They were able to patent a shopping cart, a database, and a payment system? Really?!

    The term shopping cart could just as easily be called item basket or product basket. So the whole shopping cart is our term thing if full of shiite.

    Then they claimed it was because they had a database. Really?! I can see the database software creator having a patent. Was their database an SQL database? Probably. But “having a database” isn’t patentable. I have a database for my video collection. I must be infringing on their patents. What a crock.

    And all of this leads to a payment system. Because NO ONE would have thought of that EVER for a retail web site!

    I get the whole “look and feel” argument about software. But it’s pretty easy to argue against it when everyone is pretty much using the same HTML code to develop their web site. Think about that. There is only so much you can do with a web site. At some point, everyone is copying everyone else.

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  2. Moxie Man

    January 28th, 2013

    @Dr Tar – Thanks for posting this. “Trolls” is the perfect moniker for those scumbag leeches – not unlike trolls in all areas of society – the “waa, waa, gimme, gimmes.”

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  3. Moxie Man

    January 28th, 2013

    Also, I’ve used Newegg for years and love ‘em.

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