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04.03.18

Scam and Threat in the Mailbox Today, Courtesy of the Anti-PTAB Brigade

Posted in Patents at 5:53 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

We are meanwhile exploring the possibility of reporting them to the relevant authorities to get them disbarred

On copyright SLAPP

Summary: As the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) continues to reject software patents by the thousands the patent extremists are getting ever more desperate and are even sending me threats by post (to my home, whose address they somehow — somewhat miraculously — found out)

THE USPTO keeps making it tougher to get software patents; we’re reminded of that in light of this trio of “PTAB Reversed Examiner’s 101 Rejection” rants of the day [1, 2, 3] (there’s more). This is why Watchtroll keeps portraying PTAB as clueless and morally corrupt (as usual). Kluwer Patent Blog, which is another patent maximalists’ turf, writes about DSS Tech. v Apple (mentioned by Crouch at the start of this week even though it’s about 10 days old). Cheryl Beise summarised it as follows:

Two final decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board—each finding that certain apparatus claims of a wireless communication network owned by DSS Technology Management were invalid as obvious—have been reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, because the Board failed to provide a sufficient explanation for its findings, and a more reasoned explanation could not be gleaned from the record.

Like quote-mining or cherry-picking, they try really hard to find anything by which to stop PTAB. They are attempting to basically bypass the law.

The patent trolls’ lobby, IAM, worked very hard/overtime in March promoting the patent “scam” of Allergan and the Mohawk tribe, as today’s roundup from IAM reminded us. Watch how much they wrote about this “scam” and basically put a lipstick on this pig. And today, a week later, I received a physical (hard copy) threatening letter from the charlatan who is behind the patent “scam” of Allergan and the Mohawk tribe.

Earlier today (in fact just several hours ago) Watchtroll complained about patent attorney Michael I. Kroll getting disbarred and still working. Are these people above the law? They seem to believe so and they act accordingly.

“I’ve already received actual physical threats too (quite recently), citing an old address of mine.”I think it’s important to find out if what’s being done to me is legal. We are currently exploring legal advice, looking to clarify if it’s legal for patent lawyers to just keep intimidating critics like myself. I got some other unpleasant letters from patent trolls (electronically), some of them suggesting that I kill myself. I’ve already received actual physical threats too (quite recently), citing an old address of mine. This is why we prefer for the address not to be publicly known. Why should my wife too be worried?

The “scam” of Allergan and the Mohawk tribe was the first time I received something by post. How did they get my address? It’s not shown publicly anywhere, so my wife and I cannot help but wonder if they misused a department at their firm to access some database and, if so, does that not constitute an actionable violation of US/UK law? I would not mind taking action against them for reasons other than SLAPP. I’ve grown tired of these bullies and charlatans acting quite so recklessly without any consequences for their actions. Just look what the EPO got away with; it, unlike law firms, enjoys and abuses its immunity. The EPO did SLAPP against me as well (several times).

The patent ‘community’ or the patent world is an ugly place, intolerant of criticism and trigger-happy with threats. This is, after all, what most of them to for a living. It’s their principal ‘skill’ to just threaten people.

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