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  • #1140
    schnee
    Participant

    A little over a year ago, I introduced the FSM’s portfolios to Farktography, describing how to retrieve a named Farktographer’s portfolio.

    Slashdot had coverage today of an Amazon patent that seems to describe what I’m doing.

    Prior art? Am I infringing? Or completely unrelated? Is there an Intellectual Property Attorney present?

    #13942
    staplermofo
    Participant

    This calls for a TFD. There are at least two people on there that specialize in this.

    If you sue Amazon and get millions of dollars, remember me.

    #13943
    swampa
    Participant

    As a legal representative for Amazon, all I have to say is gimme, gimme, gimme!! 😛

    I don’t think you have anything to worry about. It looks like there a mountain of prior art out there that should make it impossible for Amazon to do anything with this patent (Mod_rewrite came out in 1996, about 8 years before this patent was registered)

    #13944
    schnee
    Participant

    Off to TFD I go…soon.

    swampa, I read the /. thread which echoes what you said. My anxiety is eased (not that I ever had much anyway).

    #13945
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    The entire patent process is broken, pure and simple. Reading through the /. stuff, I agree it sounds like Amazon won’t be able to defend the patent. I don’t know what the answer is, but patent law and procedures need to be completely gutted and overhauled…

    #13946
    schnee
    Participant

    patent law and procedures need to be completely gutted and overhauled…

    Roger that

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