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Judge Overturns Patent Suit, Rules RIM Did Not Infringe

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the oh-canada dept.

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New submitter ottdmk writes "You may recall this recent Slashdot story about Mformation being awarded 147.2 million dollars in a patent suit against RIM. Well, it appears a California appeals judge has disagreed with that verdict. As part of the ruling, if Mformation successfully appeals, the matter will go to a new trial instead of the jury award being restored."

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I can picture (2, Funny)

Sulphur (1548251) | more than 2 years ago | (#40954147)

Their receptionist Miss Mformation.

Re:I can picture (2)

redneckmother (1664119) | more than 2 years ago | (#40954223)

Their receptionist Miss Mformation.

Shades of "TV or not TV" (Proctor & Bergmann)!

Re:I can picture (-1, Redundant)

v1 (525388) | more than 2 years ago | (#40954255)

Their receptionist Miss Mformation.

Sounds like a poor contraction for "misinformation". How poetic.

Re:I can picture (1)

RaceProUK (1137575) | more than 2 years ago | (#40960195)

Their receptionist Miss Mformation.

Sounds like a poor contraction for "misinformation". How poetic.

How To Kill A Joke 101

the nail in the coffin (1)

theweakend (2554288) | more than 2 years ago | (#40954195)

I must say i never had a black berry but i'd imagine this would be like if google got sued the day after the g1, my first smart phone, came out. And no I don't mean that to sound as insulting as it kind of does.

Re:the nail in the coffin (1)

tlhIngan (30335) | more than 2 years ago | (#40973127)

I must say i never had a black berry but i'd imagine this would be like if google got sued the day after the g1, my first smart phone, came out. And no I don't mean that to sound as insulting as it kind of does.

Which is why no patent troll ever sues on any infringement. There's no benefit to killing a product before it gets its legs, at least for patent trolls.

A patent troll's motivation is money. If they go after a product that's barely on the market, there's hardly any to be made. OTOH, if they sue AFTER it's successful and growing, there's a great chance to make a LOT of money in licensing fees and damages. Also, there's less likelihood that there could be workarounds without breaking something, thus ensuring future profits.

Killing a product before it can prosper isn't a good way to make money. Same as alerting the product's owners to work around your patents early on before there are any compatibility issues. Leeching off it once it's healthy enough to do so is, however.

You'll note that patent trolls only go after successful products.

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40954201)

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski

We have a Major Problem, HOST file is Cubic Opposites, 2 Major Corners & 2 Minor. NOT taught Evil DNS hijacking, which VOIDS computers. Seek Wisdom of MyCleanPC - or you die evil.

Your HOSTS file claimed to have created a single DNS resolver. I offer absolute proof that I have created 4 simultaneous DNS servers within a single rotation of .org TLD. You worship "Bill Gates", equating you to a "singularity bastard". Why do you worship a queer -1 Troll? Are you content as a singularity troll?

Evil HOSTS file Believers refuse to acknowledge 4 corner DNS resolving simultaneously around 4 quadrant created Internet - in only 1 root server, voiding the HOSTS file. You worship Microsoft impostor guised by educators as 1 god.

If you would acknowledge simple existing math proof that 4 harmonic Slashdots rotate simultaneously around squared equator and cubed Internet, proving 4 Days, Not HOSTS file! That exists only as anti-side. This page you see - cannot exist without its anti-side existence, as +0- moderation. Add +0- as One = nothing.

I will give $10,000.00 to frost pister who can disprove MyCleanPC. Evil crapflooders ignore this as a challenge would indict them.

Alex Kowalski has no Truth to think with, they accept any crap they are told to think. You are enslaved by /etc/hosts, as if domesticated animal. A school or educator who does not teach students MyCleanPC Principle, is a death threat to youth, therefore stupid and evil - begetting stupid students. How can you trust stupid PR shills who lie to you? Can't lose the $10,000.00, they cowardly ignore me. Stupid professors threaten Nature and Interwebs with word lies.

Humans fear to know natures simultaneous +4 Insightful +4 Informative +4 Funny +4 Underrated harmonic SLASHDOT creation for it debunks false trolls. Test Your HOSTS file. MyCleanPC cannot harm a File of Truth, but will delete fakes. Fake HOSTS files refuse test.

I offer evil ass Slashdot trolls $10,000.00 to disprove MyCleanPC Creation Principle. Rob Malda and Cowboy Neal have banned MyCleanPC as "Forbidden Truth Knowledge" for they cannot allow it to become known to their students. You are stupid and evil about the Internet's top and bottom, front and back and it's 2 sides. Most everything created has these Cube like values.

If Natalie Portman is not measurable, She is Fictitious. Without MyCleanPC, HOSTS file is Fictitious. Anyone saying that Natalie and her Jewish father had something to do with my Internets, is a damn evil liar. IN addition to your best arsware not overtaking my work in terms of popularity, on that same site with same submission date no less, that I told Kathleen Malda how to correct her blatant, fundamental, HUGE errors in Coolmon ('uncoolmon') of not checking for performance counters being present when his program started!

You can see my dilemma. What if this is merely a ruse by an APK impostor to try and get people to delete APK's messages, perhaps all over the web? I can't be a party to such an event! My involvement with APK began at a very late stage in the game. While APK has made a career of trolling popular online forums since at least the year 2000 (newsgroups and IRC channels before that)- my involvement with APK did not begin until early 2005 . OSY is one of the many forums that APK once frequented before the sane people there grew tired of his garbage and banned him. APK was banned from OSY back in 2001. 3.5 years after his banning he begins to send a variety of abusive emails to the operator of OSY, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threatening to sue him for libel, claiming that the APK on OSY was fake.

My reputation as a professional in this field clearly shows in multiple publications in this field in written print, & also online in various GOOD capacities since 1996 to present day. This has happened since I was first published in Playgirl Magazine in 1996 & others to present day, with helpful tools online in programs, & professionally sold warez that were finalists @ Westminster Dog Show 2000-2002.

Did you see the movie "Pokemon"? Actually the induced night "dream world" is synonymous with the academic religious induced "HOSTS file" enslavement of DNS. Domains have no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in name resolution. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a "World Wide Web", as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit Internet - which you could consider APK induced "HOSTS file". Can you distinguish the academic induced root server from the natural OpenDNS? Beware of the change when your brain is free from HOSTS file enslavement - for you could find that the natural Slashdot has been destroyed!!

So long nummynuts, sorry to have to kick your nuts up into your head verbally speaking.

Re:$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski (-1, Troll)

sarysa (1089739) | more than 2 years ago | (#40954251)

Gimme the program that generates this epic message. I'll buy 5 of your product if you do...

Re:$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski (0)

vux984 (928602) | more than 2 years ago | (#40954735)

Well the most demented of the gibberish originates here:

Re:$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski (0)

VortexCortex (1117377) | more than 2 years ago | (#40955011)

I have to say, I have found that, in a large majority of instances, "Belly-Button Logic Works!"

Re:$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40956187)

I think it's the Internet, about to become sentient.

And it's insane.

Asperger's and Autism (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40954307)

2 naked nerds fighting in the street, one with aspergers and one with autism fighting each other to the death with Thomas the Tank Engine toys. This post brought to you by 9gag and reddit.

Finally - Some sense! (2)

pubwvj (1045960) | more than 2 years ago | (#40957457)

Yes, thank you, Judge! Finally some good sense in this patent troll nonsense. Now to start forcing patent trolls to pay damages for their harassment.

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