Photo509 wrote in post #16799389
Of course I am the person who I say I am.
...this is the internet. You could be a fourteen year old boy posting from school for all I know. We've had imposters posting here before.
I am not looking for sympathy but I am looking to get a fair shake. I came to America because I couldn't stand the corrupt Communist Regime. Now I seem to be facing bullying and name calling by uninformed and hateful people.
Playing the "I'm not looking for sympathy" and the "escaped from Communist regime STOP THE BULLYING YOU HATEFUL PEOPLE" card in the same paragraph is delightfully ironic. You are in business. Suck it up.
Ok, show me where the claims of the patent were practiced long before I "slapped a patent on it." People and lawyers have searched high and low for prior art and no one has found it. Now please don't describe some non-relevant prior art. You need to play by the rules of patent law to proof it. I describe in detail in my patents the process that was used before 1999 and it was laborious and antiquated. My new methods allowed any photographer to enjoy event photography and make some money at it. All I am asking is a reasonable compensation for coming up with the idea in the first place.
I'm not going to litigate a court case here on a message board. Go hide behind your lawyers. I don't need to play your your rules of the game: I don't live where you live. You want reasonable compensation? Give me your address and I'll send you a dollar.
Not quite sure why you wish hardship on me.
In the context of your usage of the word "hardship" means "competition."
I don't wish that on anyone, including Mr. Skelps.
Of course you do. He is taking money away from your business because his clients like him and his services better than you. You want that business or you want a licence fee. And you are happy to cause him hardship until he yields.
The process I invented allowed many people to enjoy event photography and generate an income.
BWAAA HAA HAAA!
Its a shame the US patent system is so screwed up. Capstone never consulted you. They never called on your hundreds of thousands of dollars of research. (And can I suggest you overpaid.) I can enjoy event photography and generate an income without any input from you. In fact I do enjoy event photography and generate an income without any input from you.
There would be little incentive for people to develop new ideas and processes without some protection so that bullies don't take those ideas away from the inventor.
Lets make this clear. I don't care what the US courts say. I don't live in the US and I don't have to suffer under such an appalling and abusive usage of the patent system. Lets make another thing clear. YOU are the bully.
The laws in this country are very explicit about this. Patent protection is even mentioned in the US Constitution.
Which simply means the laws in your country are an ass. And your constitution is over rated.
I have been inventing things all my life. Most of my inventions (nearly a dozen) were for companies in the computer printer industry. They made millions and I got a plaque and lunch with the President. No complaints from me. They paid me a good salary. Patents are difficult to enforce as a little guy.
You aren't a "little guy." You've just stated you've made millions. That is a few million more than any of the photographers here on this messageboard. As I said: you can't expect to get a sympathetic ear here. You won't be "bullied" here and you won't get called names. But you have chosen to do something that is deemed to be extremely controversial in the photographic community. Take ownership of that. I don't care what happened in your past. All that matters is what you choose to do now.