GPS/Cell phone patent issue

Tim Shannon shannon.timothy at
Fri Jan 25 20:12:23 CET 2008

I'm all for companies trying to sue based on broad patents like this.  The
more broad and ridiculous they are, the better. Maybe people will start
opening their eyes to all of the troubles in our current patent system.

On Jan 25, 2008 1:00 PM, hank williams <hank777 at> wrote:

> Today I blogged about a company<>that has a patent on what  I would call the essence of putting a GPS in a
> cell phone.
> I provided some details on the patent in my blog, but the essence of the
> story is covered in this excerpt:
> "It appears that, in essence, the patents cover a phone providing current
> location information to a remote database which returns to the phone a
> collection of location centric information. According to the patent
> application, this location centric information could include real estate
> information, such as homes, condominiums, etc, but also parks, restaurant
> menus, services offered, hotels, hotel availability, and on and on."
> This, it appears, is an incredibly broad patent with major implications.
> Hank
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