Daily Archives: Thursday, 16-May-2013

Newegg nukes “corporate troll” Alcatel in third patent appeal win this year

The French telephone conglomerate bought Lucent Technologies back in 2006 acquiring a vast portfolio of patents, many originally obtained by the old Bell Labs.

With all of these patents now there’s you would think that they would start showcasing new products. Right?

Nope, they start issuing licenses demands on their patents. However, they made the mistake of sending their licensure demand to Newegg. Newegg viewed this as patent trolling. Newegg doesn’t settle with patent trolls, ever.

The jury found the patents invalid.

The appeals court found the patents invalid.

Newegg Chief Legal Officer, Lee Cheng, talks about Lucent’s corporate representatives testimony:

“Successful defendants have their litigation managed by people who care,” said Cheng. “For me, it’s easy. I believe in Newegg, I care about Newegg. Alcatel Lucent, meanwhile, they drag out some random VP—who happens to be a decorated Navy veteran, who happens to be handsome and has a beautiful wife and kids—but the guy didn’t know what patents were being asserted. What a joke.”

via Newegg nukes “corporate troll” Alcatel in third patent appeal win this year | Ars Technica. via Flutterby

I think I want to put a framed and autographed 8×10 glossy photograph of Mr. Cheng on my desk.

URL: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/newegg-nukes-corporate-troll-alcatel-in-third-patent-appeal-win-this-year/

Obama: I didnt know about IRS practices – CBS News

My president is really getting beat up on this week. I was feeling sorry for him until he said this:

“I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the [inspector general] report before the I.G. report had been leaked”

via Obama: I didnt know about IRS practices – CBS News.

I still want to feel sorry for him but when you are the chief it is your job to know what you’re underlings are doing, at least to the extent that you won’t be blindsided by a leak to a newspaper.

URL: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57584849/obama-i-didnt-know-about-irs-practices/