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Harry Reid Loves Patent Trolls

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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 02:14 PM
Austin Meyer, the creator of a flight simulator app called x-plane, is being sued by Unlioc, patent trolls from Texas. Austin is being sued for infringing on US Patent 6,857,067 B2 which reads:

Abstract A system and method are provided for preventing unauthorized access to electronic data stored on an electronic device. A portable licensing medium is configured to communicate with the electronic device for storing license data. The license data is used to determine whether to allow access to the electronic data. A registration authority communicates with the electronic device. The registration authority has a database of verification data for verifying the license data stored on the licensing medium and provides updated license data to the licensing medium.

Uniloc claims that Laminar Research is:

directly infringing one or more claims of the ’067 patent in this judicial district and elsewhere in Texas, including at least claim 107, without the consent or authorization of Uniloc, by or through making, using, offering for sale, selling and/or importing Android based applications for use on cellular phones and/or tablet devices that require communication with a server to perform a license check to prevent the unauthorized use of said application, including, but not limited to, X-Plane.”

When your done with the video here is the story about how Harry Reid supports these scumbag lawyers. How the patent trolls won in Congress

Trial lawyers are heavy donors to Democratic politicians, including Reid. A Washington Post article on Reid's fundraising during his 2010 campaign noted big-money fundraisers taking place at a Florida trial lawyer's home, as well as one held in California by the top securities class-action law firm, now named Robins Geller Rudman & Dowd.

They weren't the only ones lobbying against this bill, which was a first-of-its-kind proposal aimed squarely at "patent trolls." Universities and invention promotion groups like Edison Nation were vocal throughout the process, and Leahy noted the university opposition in his statement killing the bill. Companies that rely on heavy patent licensing as part of their business, including Qualcomm and Dolby, lobbied through the Innovation Alliance.

While those groups may celebrate the end of this bill, they weren't able to orchestrate the political shutdown that occurred Wednesday. "They were active throughout the entire process, but they don't have that kind of money, power, and juice," said the tech sector lobbyist. "This was entirely done by the pharmaceutical industry and the trial lawyers."

edit on 5-7-2016 by TheAmazingYeti because: words are hard

posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 02:25 PM
a reply to: TheAmazingYeti

For those wondering what a "Patent Troll" is:

In pejorative usage, a patent troll is a person or company that attempts to enforce patent rights against accused infringers far beyond the patent's actual value or contribution to the prior art. Patent trolls often do not manufacture products or supply services based upon the patents in question.

Link: www.... google .com/ [number sign/hashtag symbol]q=patent+troll
edit on 5-7-2016 by FamCore because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 02:26 PM
a reply to: TheAmazingYeti

Harry Reid is a piece of $hit

posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 02:47 AM
a reply to: TheAmazingYeti

Isn't H Reid President of



posted on Mar, 17 2023 @ 10:08 AM
As an update, the US Supreme Court backed a case in 2017 that kept this judicial abuse in East Texas and denied any other courts having a look. There are about 15K IP cases at this time. Cannot say I am surprised the 2020 elections went the way they did with this standard. They consider the harm to an empty shell company in a ghost office as more important than the actual harm done to an actual living, breathing individual.

Now with all this mRNA and other biological patent mess emerging...

Harry Reid died of pancreas cancer a couple of years ago. Still had the same bunch at his funeral...
edit on 17-3-2023 by kwakakev because: added 15K bit

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