Event Photography Lawsuit to Watch

Started Jun 16, 2007 | Discussions thread
Michael Fryd Veteran Member • Posts: 6,395
Re: Yes, there is prior art

Jay Bean wrote:

If you were already doing everything that he claims in his patent,
then it's irrelevant that he is only claiming "sporting events".
Markets cannot be patented.

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I am not an expert on Patent law. I am simply reporting what Mr. Wolf told me.

I develop and maintain searchable photo databases of event photos. These web sites predate Mr. Wolf's application. My uneducated reading of Mr. Wolf's patent suggests to me that his patent covers exactly what I have been doing.

If I am correct, and the patent covers my web sites, it would suggest to me that the patent was issued in error.

The context of our conversation was that Mr. Wolf was trying to explain to me the difference betwen what I do, and what his patent covers. His position was that his patent applied to sporting events, and he felt the events I had been covering were not sporting events.

I don't believe that Mr. Wolf is a patent attorney, and it is quite possible that he was confused in his explanation.

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