[Linux4christians] One man v Microsoft: a day in the Dickmobile, another day in court for Aussie inventor
Fred A. Miller
fmiller at lightlink.com
Fri Jan 7 18:12:59 EST 2011
Ric Richardson, the "man in a van" battling Microsoft in a patent suit
worth hundreds of millions of dollars, has something to be excited about
after an appeals court ruled in his favour.
The Australian inventor whose company, Uniloc, was *awarded*
<http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2009/04/15/1239474914416.html> in April
2009 $US388 million in a patent infringement case against Microsoft,
only to have the jury decision *overturned*
by a judge, has this week had success in having the ruling against
Microsoft reinstated by an appeals court.
Richardson, 48, patented the technology designed to deter software
piracy in the early 90s. He is a serial inventor with over 40 patents to
his name and does much of his thinking in his van, which he dubs the
"DickMobile", near his leafy property in Byron Bay.
"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."
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