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Amazing Patents

 
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http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1='6,151,631'.WKU.&OS=PN/6,151,631&RS=PN/6,151,631
This is too good. I wish I had thought to patent it. Basically they are claiming a patent on their discovery that a domain ending in .uk is probably located in the UK! F***ing geniuses!
And what's a patent without a lawsuit?
http://news.com.com/2100-1023-941272.html
 
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Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder...
Actually, they employ "advanced technologies", such as splitting IP address into 4 parts and figuring out which network it belongs to... :roll: I think I've seen a dll somewhere on the web, available for free
Genious idea though
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The person who came up with the concept of patenting this kind of stuff should be taken out back and summarily executed.
 
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Patents for Dummies!
Method of Exercising a Cat!
 
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Infosplit just have a lookup database of ipaddresses and mail addresses, and use traceroute to 'best guess' where the person logging into their site is located.
I can't believe people can make money out of stuff like this.
 
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I bet the lawyers make more than the companies - the fees for incorporation, the fees for going public, the fees for SEC reports, the fees for the patents, the fees for defending the patent, and finally the fees for fighting off class action suits when the company ultimately folds.
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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