May 15, 2009
Going so swimmingly well, it was getting downright creepy. Claim construction in the can: simple, straightforward, invincible. After exhaustive search and defendant's invalidity contentions, no prior art worth spitting on. In the sun on 101. Still, the chill. It was too easy. Today, thank goodness, divine intervention.
Mr. Ray Southwell, Mr. Norman Olson, and Mr. Jonathan Lee Riches, shakers and movants one and all, have mercifully intervened in Odom v. Microsoft, "with newly discovered evidence in this case moves to intervene with documents, exhibits, photos, emails, and hard drive records... We support the Plaintiffs claims against Microsoft."
Gentlemen, thank you.
Posted by Patent Hawk at May 15, 2009 3:49 PM | Litigation
Um, do the movants not have access to a printer? Perhaps times are tougher on inventors than I thought.
I do admire the "Motion on a Cocktail Napkin" look though.
Posted by: Master G at May 15, 2009 8:05 PM
No printers available at the federal prison, Master G. Yes, that return address (Federal Medical Center) is a prison address. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Medical_Center,_Lexington
Posted by: Judith at May 15, 2009 9:48 PM
If they had created it in Office 2007, perhaps Hawk could have filed a motion for impleader to join these gentlemen with MS as defendants, and thus put them in the unenviable position of battling in court against themselves.
Slick preemptive strategy, gentlemen.
(Alas Hawk, it's not helpful to have so many friends in low places.)
Posted by: niRPa at May 16, 2009 3:32 AM
this begs the question: What are these people in prison for?
in prison for:
a) stealing computers
b) stealing napkins
c) torquing off the wrong people
d) being friends of Examiner 6000
e) enter your own idea below
Posted by: Inmates formerly drinking with 6 at May 16, 2009 7:03 AM
Heh, this is awesome.
As a next project for the boys - I suggest an amicus brief filed on some whitey tighteys.
Posted by: Tacos at May 16, 2009 7:32 AM
Also, the phone number listed for Olsen and Southwell is actually the White House switchboard. Nice touch.
Posted by: Tacos at May 16, 2009 7:41 AM
With friends like these...
Posted by: Bugsy at May 16, 2009 10:51 AM
I am disappointed with the judgmental remarks on the movants.
What the State judges to be a crime does not necessarily reflect the character of an individual. Let any of you who have never committed any infraction of the law express your superiority of exemplary legal behavior, and remember that such makes no statement of morality.
In other words, please consider learning to distinguish between what is moral and what is criminal. They are very different.
Posted by: Patent Hawk at May 16, 2009 2:14 PM
Hawk, the movants are to the legal system what MS is to the patent system.
Just check the Riches v. Bush suit that joined inter alia CARLOS M. GUTIERREZ, QUAKER OATS, CONGOLESE ARMY, DE GAULLE PARIS AIRPORT, SKITTLES CANDY and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER as defendants.
To be fair, he has also sued Obama, Hugo Chavez, the UAW, Michael Vick, and O.J.
Posted by: niRPa at May 16, 2009 2:41 PM
It does look like prisoners in this country have a lot of free time on their hands to protect their rights in US courts, unlike the rest of us, law-obeying citizens with obligations to pay bills
I had this crazy idea some time ago to get a divorce, quit a day-time job, give up all property (except for patent) to ex-wife and kids and go on an extended vacation to prepare a massive patent lawsuit against industry pro-se..
Looks like US prison is a perfect place for this
Posted by: angry dude at May 18, 2009 7:31 AM
"Um, do the movants not have access to a printer? Perhaps times are tougher on inventors than I thought."
Seriously, no wonder these guys think a toolbox as described is an invention. They must be boycotting MS.
"If they had created it in Office 2007, perhaps Hawk could have filed a motion for impleader to join these gentlemen with MS as defendants, and thus put them in the unenviable position of battling in court against themselves."
And yes, these guys are all in jail because of their affiliation with me. Watch out, you may be next. The party wagon cometh.
Posted by: 6000 at May 18, 2009 9:28 AM
Motion was denied. The shovel is all mine.
Posted by: Patent Hawk at May 27, 2009 10:58 AM