by Brandon Shalton
August 18, 2003 4:49pm
of Mass Destruction
I have been presenting articles and information about these broad
patent issues, called for help in finding prior art, and you may be
wondering, so any leads yet that will be the "smoking gun" of prior
While I can't release the specific info or people involved (to protect
the defense's side), I can release some information in this slightly
FightThePatent.com has engaged in an email campaign to alert the "old
school" people who contributed to the development of the modern day
internet for help in finding prior art.
Many high level individuals responded to the cause to help point out
prior art, that should be a "no brainer".
In a reply to one of the guys that us tech-heads bow our heads down
> Sounds like you will be trouble for their patent.
i replied: nonononon, i am just a little internet entreprenuer...
it's the big guys like you that will make the difference. I am playing
my role to bring awareness. I'm just "painting the target" with my
"Internet Activist Laser Scope"**, you guys
are the ones that will drop the big bombs.
The prosecuting patent lawyers must be historical-challenged, to not
review the development of Internet history and to think with arrogance
that their "TV world" patent can be extended to the internet. I added
a new article
on my website about Convergence of TV and Computer and how it relates
to these patent claims.
I further added to the closing of my email:
** "Internet Activist Laser Scope" is trademarked,
copyrighted, copylefted, and patent-pending application for a device
that when pointed upon an internet related issue, will guide a barrage
of activist support to eliminate the target. The "Words of Mass Destruction"
will invalidate patents and bring attention to important issues. *smirk*
I have received lots of information from many of the "greats" of Internet
history. The hope is that their collective "Words of Mass Destruction"
should be able to document prior art, and help to invalidate broad
patent claims that cover the "ownership" of the downloading/streaming
of audio/video files from (web) servers.