Apple, PayPal, and Victoria's Secret have been slapped with a patent-infringement suit which alleges that their one-click online transaction-processing systems violate a 2004 patent held by a pair of companies that are no strangers to legal dust-ups. The suit was filed in the US District Court for the District of Delaware – a …
Holy syncronicity batman!
I left this site for another, and went straight to this!:
Looks like life imitates art again!
When will the World and US in particular ditch Software and Business method patents.
I accept the idea of Copyright on implementation. But not Patents of this kind of stuff.
Photo of guilty "patent" holder included.
And all this time I thought Real Estate agents were the at the bottom.
Ah, how naive I was.
No, past the bottom of the barrel, past the scum at the bottom of the barrel, past the bacteria that feeds on the scum, past them, in the cracks between the planks of the bottom of the barrel, the seepage that leaks out: This is respectable great-parentage of the which patent trolls were born.
Didn't really need an inline link in the article for Victoria Secret, have one on fas....ermm I can find it easily enough through a search engine, ahem.
129 page patent
In the sweet name of zombie jeebus, no wonder the USA patent system is ballsed up.
129 pages just to say "Klik heer 2 buyz plix".
don't need no steenkin' title
Why would you link to the Victoria's Secret site??
Are you getting click-through revenue or something??
Re: don't need no steenkin' title
Just a little treat for all of you.
and I thought...
...after I'd posted, that maybe you were gently hinting that it was your birthday soon :-)
VS is the only company with a link in first sentence
...coincidence? Does El Reg really think we'd be more interested in looking at women's skimpy's rather than Apple or Paypal?
Oh wait...never mind.
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