Google to pay 1.36% of AdWords revenue for infringing patents

By Himanshu Arora ยท 8 replies
Jan 29, 2014
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  1. Google has been ordered to pay 1.36 percent of AdWords revenue to Vringo, a publicly traded company which sued the search giant over infringement of its patents. Back in 2011, the company bought a couple of patents (numbered 6,314,420 and...

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  2. So this company bought patents so they could specifically sue Google (And did the same thing to Microsoft) patent trolling at its best.

    Patents & trademarks - now you do something and no one can do anything even remotely similar or you'll get sued for millions.
    spectrenad and wastedkill like this.
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 953   +515

    Yup. Software patents are a ***** -_-
    spectrenad and wastedkill like this.
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Just you wait until I patent "Birth" and "Death" I will sue everyone and it will be 100% legal and allowed thanks to the great patent system :)

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    haha you might be shortening your lifespan if you gain a bit of money from that. Those patents might never be heard from again haha
  6. This is about as awesome as the makers of Candy Crush attempting to trademark the word 'CANDY', and they may just get their wish.

    In the company's own words, if Apple can trademark that generic word and sue the hell out of everyone, but leave the fruit name the same, why can't they do it too?

    It's a farked up world out there....
  7. Techspot seem to be deleting innocuous posts on an ongoing basis.

    What's wrong with mentioning the Candy Crush reports that they are trying to trademark the word "Candy"?

    It seems that TS has become a totalitarian organisation who arbitrarily delete posts they don't like, or perhaps don't believe.
  8. And then comments magically reappear.

    Maybe it was cache.
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    @Guest above. FYI, no posts have been deleted from this thread so far. I do not know what malfunction you experienced but I recall seeing your post in question just fine when you first posted it last night (USA Pacific coast time). Thanks for the kind words.

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