hahaha... this is gonna be fun to see... PanIP wont last for long for sure... damn patent loopholes.. Here is an email I got from someone about a week ago:
Your product documentation says that the registration system generates a unique number for each purchaser of the product based on a serial number "generated by the software on the PC". This infers that it is using unique envirnoment information on that machine to generate the unique unlock number.
And the specific claim amongst others is "The registration system of
claim 13, wherein said registration number algorithm combines
information entered by a prospective registered user unique to that user
with a serial number generated from information provided by the
environment in which the software to be protected is to run.
This means that under patent terms the use of any PC unique information in the gerneration of a unique serial number for the unlocking of the software is protected under the patent.
We advise you to settle otherwise we'd be forced to take this into court.
LOL.. i was surprised to see such a patent existed... This has such big implications to hundreds of product manufacturers selling products similar to mine. In this case, they are referring to a product of mine that is designed to wrap a trialware system on a user's product externally.
I wrote back to them daring them to go ahead.... never received a response from them till now.... they could be planning action since this is pretty recent but for some reason I only remembered this when I saw this thread.
Guess what? It's a legitamite thing..... PanIP is out get companies for this. So far they have only been tackling the little companies (ones too small to fight it). The theory being that PanIP is using them to build up their coffers, sothey can take on the bigger guys (like Amazon and E-Bay.) give me a minute, I'll find the article on it....