Jury Denies Internet Patent Claims

from the well,-that's-good dept

A few weeks back we had an article about a retiree, Leon Stambler, who claimed to hold the patent on just about any online transaction. He was suing Versign and RSA, which are pretty big names to take on – and apparently, his lawyers didn’t do a very good job explaining to him that his chances were pretty slim. So, it’s not a big surprise that the jury has thrown out the patent claims, saying that the two companies did not infringe on the patents. That’s only the beginning, though, as a second trial will now determine if the patents are valid at all. Meanwhile, the lawyer for Stambler says that he will appeal the decision, so there’s still plenty of time before this case goes away.

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