TechCrunch: A firm tries to patent online wish lists in Europe. Shall we stop them?
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 23 Jul 2008 11:40
Number of posts: 1
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However, at blablalist’s helm is the eagle-eyed Geert Bevin who has found that the European patent doesn’t seem to have been granted yet. He’s now looking for prior art to stop the patent from being awarded. This could make this lawsuit null and void and protect everyone CI targeted in Europe. Here’s a list of what he has already found, Including ShopSmart in 2000, Kelkoo in 1999, Peapod in 1996 and No Amiga To Waste in 1997! Channel Intelligence may well have jumped the gun with the European patent complaint as it only vaguely mentions that they ‘own the foreign equivalents’. The equivalent European patent is still under examination by the European Patent Office.
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