The_Ghost wrote:urodacus wrote:Yeah, but did they infringe on his patent to make Pokemon GO. that shit's real, y'know.
Word is he's a patent troll?
Not sure what one of them is exactly but, I'm assuming it means the type of guy who claims patent violations and goes through lawsuits in the vain hope that they pull off despite their being the flimsiest possible patent violation?
A patent troll is a lawyer (or sometimes a team of inventors and lawyers) who seek the broadest patents they can get. Then instead of working in the tech industry and so-on, they sue people for violating their patents.
The term is probably over-used, but when a guy claims he has a patent for something as broad as AR and he got it 8 years before suing someone, he sounds like a patent troll.
This guy in particular sounds like a Taiwanese lawyer, so suing in Taiwan keeps the ball in his court and increases his chances of getting a settlement out of them. If he really felt his patent on AR was enforceable, he could have sued someone else over it a long time ago.