April 17, 2006

Techdirt: How NTP Kept Wireless Email Prior Art Quiet For $20,000

Techdirt: How NTP Kept Wireless Email Prior Art Quiet For $20,000: "The scary part, though, is that NTP's lawyers were able to effectively silence Goodfellow in the case, paying him $20,000 for a few days of 'consulting' work, with part of the deal being that he was prohibited from revealing any info to RIM during the case. So, while they kept the prior art quiet for $20,000, NTP's lawyers walked away with $600 million." This a NY time story about a guy who thought he was doing the right thing by not patenting, and ended silenced big time by NTP lawyers. Interesting inside story anyway.

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