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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Perhaps a mod or Duckie could add some of the better posts to the OP so the people who don't read through the thread might get informed a little, as opposed to jumping on the hate bandwagon (seems popular lol).
I already did.... and people still made silly comments. So I upped the "Look at me" factor. Red, bold, Size 7 text.
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Originally Posted by mrtn400 View Post
Wait, did they patent the idea of a modular PSU or just one model? That would be like patenting a model of a car and saying that no one can make any cars without having their permission.
No, it would be like patenting a certain feature of their cars...
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Will Ultra win, and will this mother actually go through with her lawsuit against her daughter? Next time on pointless lawsuits.
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Will Ultra win, and will this mother actually go through with her lawsuit against her daughter? Next time on pointless lawsuits.
Apparently reading comprehension isn't one of your strong suits.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Patents do NOT hold back technology. They actually ENCOURAGE the developments of new technology! Ultra spend money developing the modular system, and for applying for the patent. Would they have done so if patents would not have existed? Nope, since the investment would not have been worth it.
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None of us can know the full scope of the situation, but many suits LIKE this have come to be ploys to make money.
Actually there is a "company" in Salt Lake City and this is all they do. They buy patents in the electronics field and then sue people using the patents. They produce nothing except money for lawyers. If I can find the name I'll post it but they do it a lot. They currently have 3 or 4 lawsuits pending on "patent infrigment". Same type of lawyers who file class action lawsuits IMO.
    
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Actually there is a "company" in Salt Lake City and this is all they do. They buy patents in the electronics field and then sue people using the patents. They produce nothing except money for lawyers. If I can find the name I'll post it but they do it a lot. They currently have 3 or 4 lawsuits pending on "patent infrigment". Same type of lawyers who file class action lawsuits IMO.
Rofl thats hilarious,
The guy that set that company up is a genius
    
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Actually there is a "company" in Salt Lake City and this is all they do. They buy patents in the electronics field and then sue people using the patents. They produce nothing except money for lawyers. If I can find the name I'll post it but they do it a lot. They currently have 3 or 4 lawsuits pending on "patent infrigment". Same type of lawyers who file class action lawsuits IMO.
That's called a patent troll. "Companies" that don't produce anything but buy up patents just in case. Legislature is starting to move against them. However, Ultra is not a troll in this case.
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wow why are people caring so much? Ultra is suing for something they patented... they're not doing anything wrong if they told them to stop or pay the fee... It's like if someone patented a car design and someone else started to produce it, they not have the right to sue?
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
That's called a patent troll. "Companies" that don't produce anything but buy up patents just in case. Legislature is starting to move against them. However, Ultra is not a troll in this case.

Yeah. Most of those lawsuits DON'T go anywhere. The plaintiff hopes to settle out of court and most defendants do because the legal fees will cost more.

Here's a guy that squatted on words that he copywrited. One word he copywrited was "Stealth". He never made any products. He just owned the word. He sued Vantec, sent a cease and desist to Ultra and was paid royalties by Diamond: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Stoller

Fortunately, he went bankrupt and lost all of his trademark assets.
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