UPDATE re “EYE FOR AN EYE” = i4i vs Microsoft settlement: Backtracking reading articles. Seems this i4i.com comp…
UPDATE re “EYE FOR AN EYE” = i4i vs Microsoft settlement: Backtracking reading articles. Seems this i4i.com company began business in 1993 and filed suit against Microsoft within a year, 1994. They didn’t waste any time. Some commentors at the CNET article are calling i4i “patent trolls”.
From CNET article: http://bit.ly/4ckRIp
The company, which has about 30 employees and has been running since 1993, has products in use by a number of large companies, including many large pharmaceutical names such as Amgen, Bayer and Biogen.
Interestingly, though, one of the company’s biggest projects was its 2001 overhaul of the US Patent and Trademark Office’s own Web site for patent submissions. The patent involved in its suit against Microsoft, though, was filed in 1994 and granted in 1998.
Worthy of note (to me) are their Big Pharma connections and their overhaul of the US Patent/Trademark (think: logos) Office submissions website.
But more along my hobbie of “reading between the lines” is their company name, i4i. As posted earlier (at my other acct @ParadisePublish), the first thing that came to mind at seeing their i4i name was the Biblical verse, “Eye for an Eye” (Exodus 21:24), and now reading that their lawsuit began within a year of starting their business, it makes me wonder if that’s exactly what they had in mind with their name, to give Microsoft a little taste of “Eye for an Eye” justice in the realm of monopolies. :) Whether intentional or coincidental, it worked because = they Won! i4i “David” put a dent in the forehead of “Goliath” Microsoft, with one smooth stone. :)
RT @ParadisePublish: Is that I4i supposed to mean: “Eye for an Eye”? — RT @CNETNews: I4i says not out to destroy Microsoft Word http://bit.ly/4ckRIp