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Look out! A new patent troll on the rise!
Pardon my language but this is honestly bullshit. It's unfortunate that we can't just have a moral system where people can take other people's ideas as long as they put it to better use for the advancement of mankind. That patent Intelligent Verification Systems made was back in 2006. I haven't heard of them before doing anything big with it, so now they have to go trying to sue people in court? BS
I'm not surprised that Microsoft has stolen an idea or technology with a patent. Isn't that what they are famous for?
Everyone should sue everyone that way you get easy money and not really have to work for it! *rolls eyes*
Actually, IVS's patent strikes me as perfectly valid. Intel had an interactive Webcam game system some years back, but never thought to incorporate facial recognition. This is one of the few tech patent suits I have seen in the past half-decade that strikes me as having merit.
No one has ever even heard of this company and they obviously never even did anything with the patent.
There's the patent. They talk about putting the tech in a teddy bear... It seems like they were just trying to cover any possible scenario where this technology would be implemented so they can sue them later... Patent Troll.