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Turbine sued for patent infringment

Postby Uzi77 » 15 Oct 2012, 00:57

f**k off. Would that be a good response from Turbine?
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Re: Turbine sued for patent infringment

Postby billysastard » 15 Oct 2012, 01:33

Uzi77 wrote:f**k off. Would that be a good response from Turbine?

naplam would be an even better response :mrgreen:

kill it with fire.

of course being in america i'd assume it all depends on which of them gets to the judge with the thickest brown envelope to "donate" to their re election fund (or some other choice) since thats how lawsuits seem to work in america.

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Re: Turbine sued for patent infringment

Postby TehSlenderMan » 15 Oct 2012, 07:05

LOL, this is just pathetic. I have never read anything more pathetic in the gaming industry to be honest (Besides EA of course)
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Re: Turbine sued for patent infringment

Postby flyfletch » 15 Oct 2012, 07:42

No judge worth their salt will award this, you cant go after someone for breaching a patent that never existed when something was made, im sure any company could start applying for patents then retrospectively suing everyone if they thought it could be done.

This is just a cash grab attempt and nothing more, and will most likely be recognized as just that by any judge.
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Postby gmcb007 » 15 Oct 2012, 13:46

They should really tighten the law on lawsuits. Mainly so blatant cash grabbing attempts like this do not waste resources and time on the inevitable dropped case.
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Re: Turbine sued for patent infringment

Postby SavageEvil » 15 Oct 2012, 19:30

USPTO is a place built for sue happy, people patent all sorts of vague things and then try to sue when their patents are violated, in reality their patent claim is too broad and covers such a wide range that it makes it nearly impossible to find a work around. This company should seriously lose this patent on the basis that they are patenting prior work that has already been in use for 5+ years.
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Re: Turbine sued for patent infringment

Postby kimoak » 15 Oct 2012, 20:50

In that case, I am patenting a device which holds a volume of liquid which can be used to administer the liquid to a persons stomach for nourishment purposes. I don't have the patent yet, but once I do, I'll sue every company that makes 'cups'.
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