Smartphone Patent Means Everyone Gets Sued
On Tuesday, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a patent on a "mobile entertainment and communication device." The description of the device:
a mobile entertainment and communication device in a palm-held size housing has a cellular or satellite telephone capable of wireless communication with the Internet and one or more replaceable memory card sockets for receiving a blank memory card for recording data directly from the Internet (more) ...
Sounds like a smartphone, doesn't it?
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#1 Jan 26, 2008
if you read what the patent office says about what the device claims to have, it would have to do all the things listed in order for the patent to be violated and therefore, be sued.
sounds like someone just wanted to see if they could get a patent just "for the hell of it".
lots of luck trying to get money over patent infringement rights!!
this patent should have never happened.
if this device had all of the "features", then the manufacturer of said device could sue him over the use of the different features unless they get permission to use these features.
great...another sue happy american breeding.
Since: May 07
#2 Jan 27, 2008
Common sense and high-priced attorneys will prevail over the idiot clerk at the patent office.
Since: Nov 07
#3 Jan 27, 2008
It's happened before...
Guy patented a pair of handles that allowed you to tip a wheelbarrow up to empty it... Patent office included the wheelbarrow in the description.
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