Monday, October 15, 2012

Patent trolls go after e-commerce sites with "look and feel" of patented programmed scripts


Here’s the latest wrinkle in trolling:  A Texas company DDR Holdings, has won judgments (in federal court?) against other companies for infringing on its way of creating an online store, in this case, Digital River and World Travel Holdings, and sued at least seven others.

It’s a little hard to see that a retail e-commerce site that has the “look and feel” of a patented e-commerce technique (dating back to the days of the Web 1.0 dot-com bubble) could really be so vulnerable to trolls.

The Ars Technica story by Joe Mullin, dated Oct. 12, 2012, is here

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