Friday, September 07, 2007

Configuring A Product Online? Patented! Lots Of Companies Sued
Would you believe that the concept of allowing people to configure a product online before ordering it has been patented? Indeed, just such a patent is at the center of a new lawsuit filed by some unknown patent hoarding company (amazingly not filed in Marshall, Texas!) against Hyundai, Michelin, Reebok, Puma and Polo Ralph Lauren for daring to offer a feature on their websites that let people configure products before ordering.

Lol I think this comment covers it all;
"This is just another in a long list of reasons why the current patent system needs to be taken out behind the barn and shot through the head... with buckshot".


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