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Internet News   Internet News : Amiga used in prior art lawsuit (IP Innovation v. Red Hat/Novell)
   posted by AmigaSource on 15-May-2010 3:57:18 (3963 reads)
From the "You'll never know where the Amiga will turn up next department" Groklaw has posted an interesting article about an Amiga 1000 being used for proof of prior art in a lawsuit between IP Innovation and Red Hat/Novell.

"Now, one can never say for sure what it was that turned the tide with a jury, unless they tell us, which they haven't. But it surely helped to have three examples of prior art, one of which was used in a live demo. And from reading the transcripts of the trial, I can surely say it ought to be what did it, or at least had to be a major piece."

So when the owner of the Amiga heard the news, guess what he had to say?

" Apparently my habits of being an eclectic collector of historic computer gadgetry** and my work in restoring a 1986 Amiga 1000 system to its multi-screen, muti-tasking glory as prior art evidence for a Red Hat Linux patent fight paid off:

My Amiga Killed a Troll! "

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Re: Amiga used in prior at lawsuit (IP Innovation v. Red Hat
Posted on 15-May-2010 4:22:29
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Heh, beat me to it. I just read about this on Groklaw as well.

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Re: Amiga used in prior at lawsuit (IP Innovation v. Red Hat
Posted on 15-May-2010 6:12:12
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I recall ACER(via Gateway) owns Amiga related patents.

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Re: Amiga used in prior at lawsuit (IP Innovation v. Red Hat
Posted on 15-May-2010 7:22:34
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I bet that author would shake his head in disbelief if he read about the working machines still owned and run daily by members of this forum.


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Re: Amiga used in prior at lawsuit (IP Innovation v. Red Hat
Posted on 15-May-2010 7:59:46
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Does that mean Amiga (.inc?) can clame compensation on multiple screen as used by Linux?

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Re: Amiga used in prior at lawsuit (IP Innovation v. Red Hat
Posted on 15-May-2010 9:06:51
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I bet "That Collector" is our own Trevor Dickinson.

Way to go Trev

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Re: Amiga used in prior at lawsuit (IP Innovation v. Red Hat
Posted on 15-May-2010 13:02:00
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This is great news. I bet millions of people are thanking Amiga, not to mention the $20 million claim.

on a similare note can Amiga help with any of these


Post-Issue Peer To Patent - Improving Patent Quality

Post-Issue Peer to Patent, or simply Post-Issue, seeks to improve the quality of patents by providing a framework for ferreting out weak, non-meritorious patent claims in patents that have issued. Harnessing the power of a community of peer reviewers created through Peer to Patent (, Post-Issue elicits previously unidentified prior art that may invalidate or narrow the claims of issued patents. In so doing Post-Issue provides greater freedom to innovate, removes uncertainty from the patent system, and provides greater certainty as to the value of issued patents. Whether for-profit or non-profit, whether for responding to demand letters or litigation or for improving a party's own patents, all parties are invited to request posting of patents to Post-Issue for review.

for example the patent against Google
System and method for iconic software environment management

Does ImageFX's image to icon batch script feature apply here ?

Alot of bogus patents may need Amiga users help

Download 499.26 Mbps, 659.94 Mbps Upload :)

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Re: Amiga used in prior art lawsuit (IP Innovation v. Red Ha
Posted on 17-May-2010 3:20:11
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