Eolas attempts to sue half the internet

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Psy, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Psy

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    So basically they are claiming they invented the ability to embed media in HTML (which they did 15 years ago) and only now has their patent been granted which has led to to sue the majority of well-known internet companies.
     
  2. jpr

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  3. Engineer

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    Another company went crazy. Good luck with beating M$ :D
     
  4. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I thought I remember reading once that to patent something it had to be "non-obvious" or "not the logical progression of existing stuff"... which this fails hard on.
     
  5. Wegason

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    That idea was lost long ago, if a new saloon car can have over 2,000 patents for its various bits, then thats evidence that you can patent just about anything.

    Look at all the things you buy, chances are its been patented. Everything nowadays seems to be patented, even a coffee cup from Pret is patented.
     
  6. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Yeah.





    Whoever approved that patent:
    A. Is not a web developer
    B. Doesn't understand the websites they use
    C. Needs to be beaten to death with the pipes the internet is constructed from
     
  7. FlavorRage

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    I think you mean TUBES. :thumbup1:
     
  8. The Political Gamer

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