a new keyboard - discuss and critique
steve at openmoko.com
Wed Jun 3 20:44:31 CEST 2009
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Jun 2009 11:13:12 -0700 Steve Mosher <steve at openmoko.com> said:
>> yep. triple damages. When doing 3D graphics we NEVER looked at
>> patents, otherwise we couldnt build shit.
> oh indeed. the only way to go is plead ignorance. if it comes to court without
> a cease and desist you will very likely get off (with then just a cease and
> desist) unless they can prove you willfully infringed - i.e. - you knew about
> the patent beforehand or at any time up to and beyond actually
> shipping/distributing product. you couldn't sanely be successfully sued for
> infringing a patent you never knew about. but... if you did. woe betide ye! :)
> so as you say steve - a real life example there in a real commercial setting.
> its better to be utterly ignorant and hope for the best. it may be you infringe
> on patents and the holders just dont care, thus will not sue. :)
>> hehe.. dirty little secret raster.. I got two software patents
>> (company forced me to), wanna read them?
> NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! never! i shall poke my eyes out first and fill my ears
> with cement! :)
> /me heads back to his safe patent ignorance zone :)
haha.. your gunna go to some anonymous internet cafe and look it up now.
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