Last year, finding vendors like Cisco and Motorola uninterested in complying with its Wi-Fi patent trolling, Innovatio IP Ventures decided to direct its demands against end users instead. Its approach was to seek small settlements against business Wi-Fi users on the basis that they were less likely to dig in and fight. Now, as …
“to indiscriminately and improperly threaten, defraud and extort money” from businesses, and stating that the scheme is conducted through “fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, and other forms of unfair and unlawful conduct”, using “improper threats of patent infringement lawsuits”.
business as usual in the U.S. patent system then.
If Microsoft and Apple are allowed to do this then why can't these particular patent trolls?
Perhaps they failed to contribute the campaign fund of a couple of the more amenable Congress Persons?
Because when Microsoft and Apple do it they're huge companies who actually inspire fear and do something with their patents (as retarded as the patents may be)
Inwhatsitcalled however are just a load of trolls who couldn't get patent money from the top level, so they hit the middle level and now the bottom level of the stack. Effectively (bad example)
God you're infringing our patents, give us money: No and I can prove it.
King you're infringing our patents with this tech you got from God give us money... No,
Man, you're infringing our patents with this tech you got from King which he got from God, give us your money.
So on so forth, they know the patent isn't being infringed, they're just hoping that the lower down the levels they go, the less likely the person they're threatening will know if they're infringing.
Also if you accused Apple / Microsoft of fraud and extorting money from their customers you'd probably be taken to court for defamation of character, even if it is true.
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