Rackspace Blogsmacks PersonalWeb Technologies

Among the many entities sued by Patent Troll PersonalWeb Technologies was Rackspace. And Rackspace is not happy. But maybe Rackspace may have a point:

“To explain, this suit claims that Rackspace infringes the PersonalWeb patents ‘by its manufacture, use, sale, importation, and/or offer for sale of the following products and services within the PersonalWeb Patent Field: Rackspace Cloud Servers and GitHub Code Hosting Service.’ It’s apparent that the people filing the suit don’t understand the technology or the products enough to realize that Rackspace Cloud Servers and GitHub are completely different products from different companies. By now, it’s widely known that GitHub is hosted at Rackspace, but beyond that, there is no other connection between the two.”

Rackspace’s solution? Why the SHIELD Act:

“The next legislative effort will likely center around what is known as the SHIELD Act, which has been introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). This bill would require plaintiffs to pay defendants’ legal costs if the suit is unsuccessful. Under current law, the patent trolls don’t have any meaningful risk in bringing litigation. The defendants, on the other hand, are subjected to enormous legal expenses and discovery costs. The SHIELD Act is designed to level the playing field and take away the trolls’ unfair advantage. We encourage all of our customers, partners, open source collaborators and friends to support Reps. DeFazio and Chaffetz in their effort to discourage these abusive patent troll lawsuits.”

Here is a link to the entire blog post: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/patent-trolls-make-them-pay/

 

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