City Caller ID being sued

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  1. billyidle

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    #1 billyidle, Feb 20, 2010
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    Out of the norm for me but I'll bite, but only because the patent is ridicules. "Cequint has a patent on displaying a city name with state on a LCD screen with a limited processor". I mean come on...really.


    P.S. wait are they are implying my droid has a limited processor!? ok I admit it I am over protective of my phone and don't take well to criticism of any type. lol:)
     
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    iPhone has an app like this, friend showed it to me...

    I looked over the patent and it is pretty broad, of course, and the only way to "defeat it" it seems would be to have a look up table on the web that the software accesses to get the city information.

    Honestly, this company has customers like Verizon and Samsung, I think he should cut his losses and save others some money and move on.
     
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    He should just offer a 25% licensing fee for his software revenue. :D
     
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    Isn't this app free? So technically he makes no revenue.
     
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    Just another BS patent. Undoubtedly the U.S. Patent Office just rubber stamps anything they get in the mail now. Reviewing this, some of Apple’s patents being used against HTC, and others, there are so many ‘ideas’ being patented now that most would not stand up in court. The problem is that smaller companies and individuals do not stand a chance at fighting because of the costs involved. In the end, we get it in the end.
     
  7. Patrick Young Yes Telecom

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    Patient Invalid, Prior Art, Obvious Use, and Technically Incorrect.

    I am the owner of YES Telecom. I have been manufacturing multi-line caller id units for computers since 1993. What they have patented, aside from being technically incorrect, I was doing back in 1993. I developed so many database applications using caller id technology before Cequint ever existed. If anyone knows Christopher Chenoweth, let him know I will put his product back on the market, take all the legal risk, and give 100% of the proceds to him! P.S. If you read the patent they refer to ANI rather than Caller ID. They are not the same. ANI is the billing location's phone number. Only Caller ID is the caller's location.
     
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    I think this is retarded for people to be suing over something like this. It just displays a city.
     
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