Phone That Can Search The Internet & Display Ads Patented; Everyone Sued
from the oh-come-on dept
Looks like it may be time to update our patent thicket graphic. Another company that’s not actually doing anything in the space is suing everyone who is. A company named H-W Technology apparently holds a patent (7,525,955) on an “Internet protocol (IP) phone with search and advertising capability” and has sued Apple, RIM, Google, Amazon, eBay, HTC, LG, Smasung, Microsoft, Nokia, Verizon and others for violating it. Because, you know, I’m sure no one possibly could have figured out how to put search and ads on a phone without this patent.