Hello! Austin Meyer here.

As I dive deeper into the way the United States Patent System actually works, here is the very beginning of what I have found:

People are now being sued for CREATING cool new technology:

Kate Doerkson, of Ditto.com sued by: 1800contacts.com, DBA Glasses.com for making a cool 3-D model of her glasses.

Alex Charro, Life360 sued by: AGIS for creating “location based smartphone software”.

Peter Braxton, of JumpRope sued by: SmartOptions for making the App JumpRope.


People are now being sued by Patent Trolls for USING widely-used technology:

Rackspace sued by: UNILOC.com for “making, using, offering for sale, selling and/or importing servers running Linux

NewEgg sued by: Eclipse IP LLC for “storing customers’ contact data in memory

Shoppers Choice sued by: BSG TECH LLC for “making and/or using one or more websites that include reviews functionality

Todd Moore, of TMSoft sued by: LODSYS GROUP, LLC for putting a button in his App, White Noise, that goes to the AppStore.

Michael Skelps, Capstone Photo sued by: Peter Wolf for posting photos of marathon runners online that are organized by the number on the runners’ bib.

Drew Curtiss, Fark.com sued by: Gooseberry Natural Resources for emailing press releases to customers… though he never emailed customers.

Austin Meyer, Laminar Research sued by: UNILOC.com for “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.

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