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February 9, 2009

Pimped Out

Article One Partners announced today its first "winning" patent study for prior art deemed worthy of invalidating patent 6,784,873, to the benefit of accused infringer Garmin. The prize: $50,000 split two between two "advisors". The art: a 1991 WIPO Publication, and a 1998 out-of-print Windows CE textbook. In addition to obvious beneficiary Garmin, Article One considers this "critical information related to IP disputes involving brands with the global resources of Apple and Samsung". Which raises the question, how much profit did this $50,000 "reward" buy them?

Posted by Mr. Platinum at February 9, 2009 11:50 AM | Patents In Business


I'm impressed that they got any. I have to hand it to the searchers I wouldn't have found the out of print manual.

Posted by: 6000 at February 9, 2009 4:51 PM