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Patent Troll Sues Restaurants and Hotels Offering Wi-Fi, Copies RIAA's

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    Patent Troll Sues Restaurants and Hotels Offering Wi-Fi, Copies RIAA's


    Think Apple’s patent war against Samsung is ballsy and ridiculous? You’re right – it is. But there’s an even worse patent troll sculking around, and it’s much more sinister; while Apple and Microsoft are busy targeting other megacorporations, the Deleware-based Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC, is busy suing any mom-and-pop restaurant or hotel franchisee that offers Wi-Fi to its customers.

    ......Theoretically, Innovatio’s claims could open the possibility of the firm suing everyday folks with Wi-Fi routers, though Matthew McAndrews, the group’s attorney, told The Patent Examiner that it had no plans to pursue residential customers at this stage.......
    Read more at: Maximum PC | Patent Troll Sues Restaurants and Hotels Offering Wi-Fi, Copies RIAA's Slimy Tactics

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    The Contemplator
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    Vile, parasitic scumbags! This is nothing short of extortion.
    ...no plans to pursue residential customers at this stage...
    This reads that they DO have plans to extend this extortion racket.
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    This will be interesting to follow. I really wonder how much luck they will have in the courts.
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    Hopefully none. Talk about your BS lawsuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hopefully none. Talk about your BS lawsuit.
    If they win any of these cases... all my faith in the justice system = completely destroyed (not that I have a heck of a lot left anyway...).
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    W-what... How is that even viable? Might as well go and sue pretty much every hotel in existence, no? Idiots...
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