Microsoft sued over “innovation transfer”

THE VOLE AND THE GANNETT along with the Monster are being sued by Pitchware in a California district court.

Pitchware said in its “e-filing” on the 7th of April that Monster Worldwide, Career Builder, Gannett, the McClatchy Company, Microsoft and Career Marketplace have used its patent in their products.

The patent number 7,043,454 is interestingly entitled “method and apparatus for a cryptographically assisted commercial network system designed to facilitate idea submission, purchase and licensing and innovation transfer.”

Have a dekko at the patent. It is apparently a “method and apparatus for effectuating bilateral commerce in ideas”.

What the heck can this mean?

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