AlleyInsider: $50,000 Reward Offered For Proof Worlds.Com Patent Lawsuit Is Bogus
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 16 Jan 2009 12:43
Number of posts: 1
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But if some companies think there's free money in suing others for infringement, there are other companies who think there's money in trying to stop them. Enter self-described "patent research company" Article One Partners, which is offering a cool $50,000 to anyone who can offer proof in the way of "prior art" substantiating the virtual worlds idea existed prior to 1995. AOP's Cheryl Milone, a patent lawyer, explained to SAI how her two month-old company works: Article One crowdsources the research behind patent investigations to the entire Internet, and makes the reward big enough to motivate people. The company then turns around and sells the research to interested parties, like NCSoft.
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