Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Patent Troll Says Anyone Using WiFi Infringes; Won't Sue Individuals 'At This Stage' | Techdirt

Patent Troll Says Anyone Using WiFi Infringes; Won't Sue Individuals 'At This Stage' | Techdirt:

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+Joshua Hastings
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Overview: Innovatio, which is a company, acquired a portfolio of Patents and after aquiring them their lawyer's believe that they have grounds to sue pretty much anyone using wi-fi technology for their internet. They have started off suing businesses and offering settlements rather then go though with litigation and their price (between 2500-5000) is lower the it would cost to even begin to fight the lawsuit in almost all cases so most settle and move on....

My take: While they have stated they don't plan to sue any individuals at this time which they mean as in residents that personally use wi-fi they also say they plan to pursue to use this portfolio to the fullest extent possible. What does that mean? Well it means, they don't want to sue people individually now because those are the same ppl that would be on jury's if one of their cases against a business went to court. Once they exhaust all of their options there, then they could start suing people one at a time, starting with the ones that probably wont fight back.....sleezebags.