IBM claims Twitter is in violation of three patents they own

By Shawn Knight
Nov 4, 2013
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  1. IBM has accused microblogging platform Twitter of infringing on three patents they own according to a recent update to Twitter’s S1 document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. IBM is reportedly open to resolving the violations without getting the...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,329   +291

    Really... I dont see anything that twitter is infringing on anything except the obvious troll patents made to fork money out of companies even tho they are soo simple that they should be non-patentable.
    Darth Shiv likes this.
  3. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225   +213

    And let the patent wars begin once more...
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,880   +1,529

    Yes, it would be a terrible loss if "The BSS Twitanic", were to go down in a frigid sea of angry, litigious, icebergs.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

  6. I love it how these patent trolls sit back and wait in ambush for a company to actually start making money before pouncing on them. Is there not a law that states that a company must make a claim within a limited amount of time?

    I think we should give up on modern technology and go back to the iron age. It would teach them all a lesson. They didn't make their own bodies and yet think they have some right to own the collective, purchased or otherwise "machinations" occasionally emitted from them.

    Humans are great at tinkering around with phenomenon but stupid as a stone when it comes to recognizing interdependent origination.
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  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,880   +1,529

    Not really, a patent has a term of 17 years, and it doesn't matter at what point during that tenure, it's claimed the patent has been infringed on.

    Besides, why sue someone with no money? There's nothing to be gained by it. That's the very definition of a frivolous lawsuit.

    Most Federal TORT claims allow up to 2 years for filing. So maybe 19 years total?

    Besides, "poor Twitter is getting ambushed", that's patently absurd! (See what I did there)?
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,876   +332

    Perhaps to stop them from making money on your patent.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,880   +1,529

    Probably they'll make money on your patent, while your engineers are tied up illegally reverse engineering the concept to determine if it's infringing....

    You see, this software isn't "open source", and in a perverse sort of way, (to me anyway), I think you have to commit a crime, to prove a crime. Not sure though.

    Besides, I doubt that there is a corporate entity on the planet whose patents have been infringed on more than IBM. Their original PC was reverse engineered & copied wantonly and flagrantly.

    It's really cavalier to simply dismiss the issue as "patent trolling", simply because it's a patent issue.
  10. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    Garbage in garbage out... what a broken system..
    and why is that patent even approve in the first place.. its too generic.. "deals with efficient retrieval of uniform resource locators" GPS?
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,880   +1,529

    You understand the Albert Einstein worked in a patent office, right? I doubt government human resources departments luck out in their hiring to that extent very often.

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