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Originally Posted by iandh View Post
Ultra's patent was awarded in 2006.
End of story.

Ultra owns the rights to that particular idea and people used that idea to make money. Whether Ultra initially came up with the idea is moot. They had the foresight to see it's profitability and legally take ownership. As it was mentioned before, all the other companies knew the patent existed and knew they were stealing that concept. You talk about the moral bankruptcy of Ultra, but what about the morals involved for that long list of manufacturers that stole their patented idea?

I can't say whether patent squatting or patent theft is more morally acceptable, but at least one of them is legal...
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post #32 of 249
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Originally Posted by C-bro View Post
End of story.

Ultra owns the rights to that particular idea and people used that idea to make money. Whether Ultra initially came up with the idea is moot. They had the foresight to see it's profitability and legally take ownership. As it was mentioned before, all the other companies knew the patent existed and knew they were stealing that concept. You talk about the moral bankruptcy of Ultra, but what about the morals involved for that long list of manufacturers that stole their patented idea?

I can't say whether patent squatting or patent theft is more morally acceptable, but at least one of them is legal...
Exactly. I personally don't agree with Ultra's decision to not raise issue with the infringement until now (though I do doubt the motivation is only for potential profit - big lawsuits are hella expensive), but I gaurentee all those other companies have patent lawyers and if they didn't catch that they were infringing on a previously issues patent, thats their own problem. If they didn't think that Ultra would sue when they began infringing on the patent, that does not give them protection now that Ultra has an issue.
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In case anybody wants to read ultra's patent: http://www.google.com/patents?id=-mZ...m=4&dq=7133293

[Cough] I work at the Patent Office [/Cough]
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Originally Posted by PGT96AJT View Post
In case anybody wants to read ultra's patent: http://www.google.com/patents?id=-mZ...m=4&dq=7133293

[Cough] I work at the Patent Office [/Cough]
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Do you know an 29yr old Asian kid named Son?
There are over 6,000 people here (and a lot of asian people) so it's hard to tell.
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There are over 6,000 people here (and a lot of asian people) so it's hard to tell.
OT: ..they all look alike and half are Chinese spies.
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Originally Posted by Liability View Post
To hell with patents, intellectual property, and all such nonsense. All they do is hinder advancement.
Um.........any engineer would beg to differ

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Originally Posted by C-bro View Post
End of story.

Ultra owns the rights to that particular idea and people used that idea to make money. Whether Ultra initially came up with the idea is moot. They had the foresight to see it's profitability and legally take ownership. As it was mentioned before, all the other companies knew the patent existed and knew they were stealing that concept. You talk about the moral bankruptcy of Ultra, but what about the morals involved for that long list of manufacturers that stole their patented idea?

I can't say whether patent squatting or patent theft is more morally acceptable, but at least one of them is legal...
Bingo!
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Originally Posted by TheEddie View Post
Wouldn't it be possible for Performance-Pcs to file for the patent? I am pretty sure that if you can prove that you invented the concept before someone else patented it you are still able to land the patent.
Umm, Ultra already has the patent, so there is no way for Performance-PC's to get the same patent now. It's first come, first served.
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Umm, Ultra already has the patent, so there is no way for Performance-PC's to get the same patent now. It's first come, first served.
Wrong, In the US it's first to invent unlike other countries that are first to file. If Performance-PC's has documented evidence they can still file and get a patent...or at least avoid getting sued.
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Originally Posted by PGT96AJT View Post
Wrong, In the US it's first to invent unlike other countries that are first to file. If Performance-PC's has documented evidence they can still file and get a patent...or at least avoid getting sued.
Patent Pwnage!
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