Does anyone know if this ruling means the ones who paid fees will get it refunded? Might have to go to court to get it, but I sure would if it was me.
I also think Wolfe made some enemies in the photo community just because of his responses on this thread ... telling every one he 'was helping' other photographers - when in fact, he was acting illegally all the time. A lesson for others, that's for certain.
A couple of points: He was NOT acting illegally. He had a patent that was valid at the time, and collected licensing fees for it. That is legal, and the fault was with the USPTO for issuing the patent in the first place, not with him for enforcing it. Once the patent was ruled invalid (and this is where I start speculating), I doubt he would be required to refund fees already paid, but I would expect that all the licensing contracts would be voided from that point on.
Saying he was helping other photogs is of course just bogus marketing speak...