---- Patent Troll Shopping Cart Blocked By Newegg Appeal
JohnRoy - 9:09 pm on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
Wanted to post this earlier - but couldn't find the archived link.
Tim, owner of DeBrand Fine Chocolates .. served with this PanIP lawsuit back in early September '02 .. had to make a decision. Pay them the $5000 they were asking for something I didnít think they had a right to, or Fight Back!
Tim setup a site, which can still be viewed here: web.archive.org/web/20030622080207/http://youmaybenext.com/fromtim.html
PanIP holds patent number 5,576,951, a patent for "composing individualized sales presentations created from various textual and graphical information data sources" using "the retrieval of interrelated textual and graphical information." As most Web pages fall into this category, PanIP claims millions of Web pages infringe on its patented methods.
March 30, 2004, 11:35 AM ó Mom-and-pop Web stores can breathe easier: PanIP LLC has ended patent infringement lawsuits [itworld.com] against a number of small businesses, which defendants had warned could threaten thousands of similar companies.