Selling Stuff On The Internet? Why, That Infringes On A Patent!

from the prepare-to-get-sued dept

Erich Spangenberg was mentioned here earlier this week for having to pay $4 million for shuffling some patents around to shell companies and suing a company he had already agreed not to sue over those patents. Of course, that's not slowing him down apparently. Not only has he asked for a new trial on that ruling, he's continuing to file new patent lawsuits -- with the latest one apparently being for a patent on selling stuff on the internet. Yes, the patent may say it's about selling vehicles, but of the 47 new companies being sued over this patent, it looks like they're all selling other stuff, not cars. Basically, it looks like he's trying to sue every internet retailer there is -- because, of course, none of them ever would have come up with the concept of selling stuff online if this patent didn't exist.

Filed Under: erich spangenberg, online selling, patents, selling


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    Mike C., 25 Jun 2008 @ 3:09pm

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    1) It's obvious you didn't read Mike's comments correctly:

    "it looks like he's trying to sue every internet retailer there is"

    2) It's also obvious you didn't follow any of the links in the article. If you did, can you please explain how defendants like Gap, Old Navy and Victoria's Secret have absolutely anything to do with selling cars over the Internet? I'd really like to know because they are defendants in the latest lawsuit from the (in my personal opinion) patent troll.

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