Patent Battle Brewing Over Videotaping Stars Signing Autographs
from the can't-make-this-stuff-up dept
But, don't tell that to one guy. Over at TechCrunch, Mike Arrington not only shows the William Shatner video he requested, but also publishes a message from another company that claims Live Autographs is stealing his intellectual property. Yes, this guy is trying to patent the idea of signing autographs remotely and filming the results. It's still in the application stage, which you can see right here. Of course, you can't sue over a patent that hasn't yet been issued, so the guy doesn't have much of a complaint yet. But, seriously? Trying to patent filming people signing autographs?