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Submission + - DVD-by-Mail Services Cleared in Patent Troll Case (homemediamagazine.com)

eldavojohn writes: Media Queue holds the rights to patent 7389243 which is simply a patent on the notification system (like e-mail) to users of changes in the status of their DVD rental queues. Of course, they filed suit in a random place against Netflix, Blockbuster and everyone else sending e-mail updates about DVD-by-Mail services. It was later moved to California and was dismissed last week. In related news on the ailing patent system, the USPTO unveiled a new plan to reduce backlog in its system by offering pending patents special examiner status if the holder abandons another co-pending unexamined application.
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DVD-by-Mail Services Cleared in Patent Troll Case

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