Reply to post: Re: Good for this case but.... 8 years and it's still going...

Jury to Apple: You owe patent flinger VirnetX half a BEEELLION buckaroos

Steve the Cynic

Re: Good for this case but.... 8 years and it's still going...

Ask for fewer zeros at the end of your claim against them, and they'll probably just pay. I previously worked for a large supplier of financial information services, and on an internal training session on Intellectual Property issues, they explained:

* They routinely get patent demands from various people.

* Usually the demands are on the order of $500.

* At that level, the company did a minimum of due diligence (that is, pull the cited patent and see if it might be applicable and that it's held by the claimer), and then just paid for a license.

* It's not worth farking around for $500.

* Someone claiming $10K would get greater scrutiny but probably get paid anyway.

* A million dollars would be a little different, though,

* But it still isn't worth farking around for $500.

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