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October 14, 2010, 6:37 pm
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http://bit.ly/balNsV (ars technica)
"Dear website owner, congratulations on your excellent site, which includes
features covered by our registered patent, #5,251,294. As the description
indicates, many of the components on your pages, particularly your menus,
rollover images, and shortcuts, are detailed in our claim. We would be
delighted to lease these to you at a reasonable royalty rate of $80,000.
Please call our offices at your convenience to arrange a payment schedule."
October 15, 2010, 11:05 pm
Re: Rollover image on your website? That will be $80,000 (please
Or, for even more fun:
http://www.icann.org/ (menu on the right)
Yes, even the patent office themselves, as well as the United States =
Department of Justice use rollover shortcuts. How long do you think they=
will keep their patents? I'm kinda doubting all of these have licensed =
this patent for use on their websites...
These were all found on via links (under "Resources") on their own =
lawyers' website (http://www.bdfirm.com /, as mentioned in the PDF letter=
from the Ars Technica article above).
Kim Andr=E9 Aker=F8
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