Thursday, October 7, 2010

Patents, For The Win

Always, ALWAYS get patents for everything you create or manufacture.
Case in point:

Entrepreneur Wins $625 Million Payout From Apple


Yale University professor David Gelernter said Apple's software infringed on three of his patents. A federal jury agreed.

A small technology company won an eye-popping $625.5 million verdict in a patent infringement case against Apple.
On Friday, a federal jury in Tyler, Texas, found that Apple infringed on three patents held by Mirror Worlds, a company founded by Yale University computer science professor David Gelernter.
Apple is challenging both the verdict and the way the damages were calculated. If the $625.5 million figure is upheld, it would be one of the largest in patent lawsuit history.
The lawsuit, filed in 2008, claimed three Apple software features – the Cover Flow flip function, the Spotlight hard drive search tool, and Time Machine, which backs up data – violate Mirror Worlds patents. The jury agreed, awarding $208.5 million for each of the three infringements.

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Fun Fact :  Gelernter was a victim of the unibomber Ted Kaczynski.


12 comments:

  1. Wow. If I ever invent something, I'll be sure to patent it.

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  2. Maybe he should have invented some sort of mail program then...

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  3. can i have fifty dollars? probably not. jack asses.

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  4. damn that's a lot of money. hard to feel sorry for apple though

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  5. I invented many things to only be called a liar.

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  6. Damn, I need to patent something :D

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  7. God I hate apple :P

    I wonder what it would be like to just be given 625m...

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