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Pokemon Go Taiwan?

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Re: Pokemon Go Taiwan?

Postby Il Ðoge » 28 Jul 2016, 16:05

The_Ghost wrote:
urodacus wrote:Yeah, but did they infringe on his patent to make Pokemon GO. that shit's real, y'know.


Word is he's a patent troll?

Not sure what one of them is exactly but, I'm assuming it means the type of guy who claims patent violations and goes through lawsuits in the vain hope that they pull off despite their being the flimsiest possible patent violation?

A patent troll is a lawyer (or sometimes a team of inventors and lawyers) who seek the broadest patents they can get. Then instead of working in the tech industry and so-on, they sue people for violating their patents.

The term is probably over-used, but when a guy claims he has a patent for something as broad as AR and he got it 8 years before suing someone, he sounds like a patent troll.

This guy in particular sounds like a Taiwanese lawyer, so suing in Taiwan keeps the ball in his court and increases his chances of getting a settlement out of them. If he really felt his patent on AR was enforceable, he could have sued someone else over it a long time ago.
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Re: Pokemon Go Taiwan?

Postby hansioux » 28 Jul 2016, 16:13

When Niantics approached him for a settlement (for the Ingress law suit), he asked for 100 million NTD. So yeah, he's the very definition of a patent troll.

This is his patent by the way

採用無線的網際網路或網內網路,並整合衛星定位系統,使一攜帶型裝置可以在無線上網的狀態下回傳包括定位資料等資訊給主機伺服器,主機伺服器取得該資訊後得以執行多種需定位資料的程式功能如線上網路遊戲、旅遊購物服務、線上定點解任務等,並使主機與攜帶型裝置或不同攜帶型裝置間進行互動以進行程式功能。

Allowing a mobile device to transmit data, including but not limited to location data, back to the main server, by using wireless or lan network and incorporating the GPS system, so that the server can utilize the said data and apply them in programs that requires location data, such as online games, shopping services, and solving tasks at a location while online. The server and the said mobile device, or other mobile devices can communicate with one another to allow the program to progress.


That is casting a wide net. That's a net so large that even AGPS functionalities required by most government for e911 purposes can be considered as infringing his patent. However, if he patented it back in 2006, I'm afraid prior art already existed back in 2002.
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Re: Pokemon Go Taiwan?

Postby Il Ðoge » 28 Jul 2016, 16:49

FREE THE POKEMEN
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Re: Pokemon Go Taiwan?

Postby hansioux » 28 Jul 2016, 17:01

hansioux wrote:That is casting a wide net. That's a net so large that even AGPS functionalities required by most government for e911 purposes can be considered as infringing his patent. However, if he patented it back in 2006, I'm afraid prior art already existed back in 2002.


to back up my statement, here's a paper from the University of Nottingham on location-based games published in 2003 on IEEE's Pervasive Computing.

Coping with uncertainty in a location-based game
https://www.blasttheory.co.uk/wp-conten ... tainty.pdf

Early examples of location-based wireless games including Bot Fighter! from Its Alive! [8] and Battlemachine from UnwiredFactory [9].


Good day, patent troll.
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