Scott Harris Back To Suing Over Patent Infringement
from the gotta-make-a-living-somehow,-huh? dept
Interestingly, he also notes: "When I thought of this and tried to put it into practice, it was pure science fiction." That would seem to raise questions about the legitimacy of his patents. If it was pure science fiction, then it would suggest that he wasn't able to put it into practice (and, certainly, he does not seem to be actively engaged in the market). If that's the case, then he would have effectively just patented "science fiction" and is now suing the companies that actually figured out how to turn science fiction into reality. Since they're the ones who made the leap (and took the risk in building the products and bringing them to market), why should Harris get to put a tax on them?