Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Morning Legal Briefs

View
8 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 ] Older >

8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2012, 20:20 Dr. D. Schreber
 
I'm going to pretend that this guy is related to the woman who tried to sue movie studios a few years back for plagiarizing her short-story for The Matrix and Terminator. It's funnier that way.  
Avatar 51686
 
NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES THEY'RE IN MY EYES AARRGRHGHGGAFHGHFGHFG!
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2012, 15:34 MacLeod
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 18, 2012, 12:27:
The guy sounds like he's caca-cuckoo.

It gets even better. According to the story on Joystiq, he's also suing Gametrailers because they have Assassin's Creed trailers there that also infringe on the copyright.
 
Avatar 19484
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2012, 14:45 Jdrez
 
Typical patent troll. Scumbag trying to get something for nothing.

It should be illegal to patent ideas without any working concept first.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2012, 12:27 Cutter
 
The guy sounds like he's caca-cuckoo. And no, no one has ever heard of racial memory before. I hope the judge slams this jerk down hard.
 
Avatar 25394
 
"The South will boogie again!" - Disco Stu
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2012, 12:23 gilly775
 
Darks wrote on Apr 18, 2012, 10:16:
So, let me get this straight. it took the guy how many years before you decided they stole his idea and is now suing? OK!!!

Probably tried to settle out of court using lawyers behind the scene and when talks fell through, he went public. Or, he just found out about the game.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2012, 12:07 Creston
 
It's kinda funny that Ubisoft gets sued over the one part of Assassin's Creed that's almost universally reviled. (The whole "Desmond reliving his ancestor's memories" nonsense.)

Creston
 
Avatar 15604
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2012, 11:35 MacLeod
 
Apparently he's saying that the ancestor-memory thing is his idea. Because that's never been done before. Here's the synopsis:

Contrary to the beliefs of Nobel Laureate Dr. Francis Crick and most modern day scientists, but in alignment with the religious beliefs of billions of human beings on earth, the soul is alive and well and active in our daily lives. Contrary also to the beliefs of most neuroscientists, it is the soul, not the brain, which is designed to remember.

This story principally takes place in the facilities of Search International, Inc., a product research firm near Madison, Wisconsin. They call their work "product research," because the engineers, medical professionals and scientific staff are specifically focused on the development of new products for client manufacturers.

Commercialization of new technologies was the company's only objective until an unusual accident occurred; an accident which led management and the biotechnology research staff known as the Biochip Team into a discovery beyond their imaginations, a discovery which could well be considered the most important to mankind for all time.

The truly astonishing hypothesis, developed by Search International, suggests that at the functional center of the nucleus of every cell is an atemporal Particle of zero mass and infinite capacity for memory a biological singularity. The same Particle is a component of every cell in the body. It is the "fabric of the soul."

The author lets the reader be present right alongside the scientists as they uncover some of the very secrets of Creation, and while test subjects are taken back in time to recall ancestral memories, a process key to proving the existence of the human soul. Intrigue enters the plot as competitors, a foreign government, and a special-interest group learn of Search International's discoveries.

Check out his bio snippet from one of his other books. about the author on Amazon:

Mr. Beiswenger is a product research engineer and writes from his experiences and expertise. He is named on over 20 U.S. utility patents, the most recent including color LCD touch display technology, digital clock electronics, fingerprint scanning technology, surgical instrument sterilization and bioterrorism detection technology. Mr. Beiswenger has four children and lives with his wife and youngest son in Pennsylvania where he is Chairman of a telehealthcare company.

This comment was edited on Apr 18, 2012, 11:42.
 
Avatar 19484
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2012, 10:16 Darks
 
So, let me get this straight. it took the guy how many years before you decided they stole his idea and is now suing? OK!!!  
Avatar 20498
 
Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.

http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Modules.Detail&id=6375
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
8 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo