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  • http://www.CheesyCorporateLingo.com/ Patrick Reinhart

    Always great to pop open an article and see Lycos mentioned. I think Saved by the Bell is new tonight if anyone cares.

    Google’s spokesman was a little harsh here calling Vringo’s people trolls. They own a patent to a system your business is based on, tough luck pal.

  • Kevin Anchi

    Amount should be settled once and all, royalty does not make much sense, that do depends on ethics, as if some part of it is going to charity or put to good causes

  • Travis

    Vringo seems like a pretty typical patent troll to me. Their entire business model is to buy up patents, wait to see if a successful company is infringing, and then sue for royalties. There’s no intention whatsoever of employing the technology themselves. It’s an abuse of the patent system.

  • http://www.CheesyCorporateLingo.com/ Patrick Reinhart

    Fair point, but let’s be honest here, we both wish we owned that patent.

  • Travis

    While that’s _certainly_ true, I don’t think I’m willing to say Vringo is doing the right thing just because they’re stricken by the same case of greed as you and I :P

  • http://www.CheesyCorporateLingo.com/ Patrick Reinhart

    Amen, brother.

  • http://alex-hemedinger.blogspot.com/ Alexander Hemedinger

    Well… Well…. Google…. Bad….Google…