iTunes and PlayStation Network Targets of Patent Lawsuit


Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Someone holding a random patent they never made use of sues a few major corporations that are actually making use of the technology. Oh yeah, happens every few weeks. This week it’s iTunes and PlayStation Network.

This one comes from investor Benjamin Grobler, who holds a patent for a “data vending system” he was issued in 2004. Basically, he’s suing them for making use of digital distribution.

It’s just another guy trying to make an easy buck off of other people’s hard work. We can’t forget that Grobler obviously seems to have made extensive use of his patent, and we can always shop on his online store.

[Via Computer World]

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