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MacroSolve is a company that got a lot of (generally negative) attention when it turned full-blown "patent troll" in 2011, suing dozens of companies (including small app development shops) over patent No. 7,822,816, which it claims covers using questionnaires on a mobile app.

Now, a coalition of defendants led by Newegg and Geico Insurance has stopped MacroSolve in its tracks. MacroSolve has dismissed all remaining cases, and it has admitted that it can't proceed to go forward with a trial that was scheduled to take place this June in East Texas.
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speaking of newegg, did it arrive in UK already?
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speaking of newegg, did it arrive in UK already?
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Newegg service may have declined slightly recently, but seeing them busting up those trolls will always let me keep a warm spot in my heart for them biggrin.gif
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There´s too much competition there already I imagine ,aria, scan, amaz. oc, etc.
I´m glad they got shot down , patent trolls are the worst.
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The case of the patent troll was ludicrous. It's good see that Newegg and co. are standing up to them rather than rolling over.

Read the article if you get a chance. The investigative digging that 'Egg and others did ended up giving them the strategy needed to bring these characters down.
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Mr. Cheng is a beast! I applaud NewEgg and Mr. Cheng for standing up for themselves and the internet as a whole :)

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I actually started rooting for the trolls in the patents suites.
Until the US stop making ridiculous patents acceptable, if someone has a patent and others breach it, they should be shut down. Isn't what the patents are for?
If patenting the word "candy" is fine even thought there were hundreds of hundreds of games with that name before, why using an old unused patent a bad thing?

The trolls should win the cases so the big companies realise the trolls aren't the problem. Its the patent office and their own stupidity which led them to it.
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Good job newegg!! Still will buy from someone else though wink.gif
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patent trolling is in the billions last time i heard about that.
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