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Re: Apple applies for patent to resume media playback on another device
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2010, 10:59:42 pm »
I have sent an email to the USPTO, with the following text:

http://www.localeconcept.com/prior-art-proof.html

Can someone else look for alternative methods of contact?

-Thom
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Re: Apple applies for patent to resume media playback on another device
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2010, 05:37:41 am »
I will make some inquiries on Tuesday after the holiday with our patent lawyer to see if there is a preferred method of contesting it.  It is hard to believe it will go through based on the fact I just saw a Timewarner Ad where they talk about 'Follow Me'

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Re: Apple applies for patent to resume media playback on another device
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2010, 02:54:59 pm »
I have sent an email to the USPTO, with the following text:

http://www.localeconcept.com/prior-art-proof.html

Can someone else look for alternative methods of contact?

-Thom

I spoke with my tenant, who just so happens to work at the USPTO in DC, and she said the likelihood of this being approved is very slim. She said companies try this crap all the time, but the approval board normally won't grant a patent for something like this. Unfortunately she's in the finance department, so she's not privy to the details of any patent requests. I'll see if I can gather anymore information from her.

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Re: Apple applies for patent to resume media playback on another device
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2010, 04:01:41 pm »
I spoke with my tenant, who just so happens to work at the USPTO in DC, and she said the likelihood of this being approved is very slim. She said companies try this crap all the time, but the approval board normally won't grant a patent for something like this. Unfortunately she's in the finance department, so she's not privy to the details of any patent requests. I'll see if I can gather anymore information from her.

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Re: Apple applies for patent to resume media playback on another device
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2010, 11:05:57 pm »
It may be worth alerting FSF (http://www.fsf.org/) or these guys: http://endsoftpatents.org/  Either can probably give you the path to stopping this before you need to pay for lawyers.

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Re: Apple applies for patent to resume media playback on another device
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2010, 01:28:00 am »
Derrick has already spoken with the SFLC, who has informed us that until Apple actually goes after us with a patent threat, we should just stay quiet.

-Thom