Google Sued For Infringing On Just Granted 'Enhanced Hyperlink' Patent
from the didn't-waste-any-time dept
Wasting absolutely no time at all, a Kentucky-based company appears to have gone straight to court on Tuesday, the same day it was granted a patent for a “method for adding a user selectable function to a hyperlink, and proceeded to sue Google for infringement. The patent appears to cover the ability to pop up various choices if you mouseover a hyperlink — something that’s pretty common these days and certainly not particularly difficult to implement. Does anyone really believe that a 20 year monopoly needed to be granted to some company in order to put in place the proper incentives for this functionality to be created?