SBC: Real phone company, real morons

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 2:03 PM | comments: 0

Here's a good time. This is, without question, the funniest thing I've seen in awhile when it comes to intellectual property claims. SBC, formerly Ameritech, claims to more or less own a patent on the way that every Web site, or that matter Windows, works with regards to navigation. If you're really bored, here's the actual patent from the USPTO.

Now if that isn't some funny shit, they want to go after some little publisher of educational products for the way their Web site is organized. Here's a link to that company's statement and some scans of the letter they received from SBC. Here's a story about it on ZDnet.

Laughing yet? If not, scroll down and read the letter from SBC's IP president. If he isn't on drugs, he has the most fucked up sense of reality on the face of the planet. Shit, that patent could be applied to 99% of Web sites on the Internet, not to mention Windows itself?

The best part is the jackass goes on to act like he's excited to offer this outstanding offer to pay them licensing fees. Hahahahahahaha! Quick, where's my check book! I didn't make any money and I use the same navigation, so as far as I'm concerned, SBC owes me money!

Better yet, how about they sue Microsoft for the IBuySpyPortal sample? Sounds like exactly the same thing to me, and everyone who is even slightly interested in .Net is using it.

Somebody should tell this fuck hole he or she is a moron. Oh wait...

Harlie D. Frost (fuck hole): You are a moron!

Today's "Stupid People Shouldn't Breathe" segment was brought to you by the letters "F" and "U," as well as the number "2."


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