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Submission + - Patent Troll Targets Samsung and RIM with Emoticon Button Patent (justia.com)

eldavojohn writes: Apparently the Samsung and Apple patent hoedown has received some uninvited guests that wish to troll with the big trolls — all over a built in button for an emoticon. According to Varia Holdings (don't bother googling, you won't find anyone trying to license their patents to you) "by asserting [its European] emoticon patent against Apple, Samsung has recognized the value of the type of invention embodied in [Varia's] ‘731 Patent." And, thusly, Varia feels this provides grounds to sue Samsung and RIM. Techdirt provides commentary on the obviousness of said patent while raking the USPTO examiner over the coals (although curiously gives Samsung a free pass).
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Patent Troll Targets Samsung and RIM with Emoticon Button Patent

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