If you notice, I try my best on to give that patent troll any publicity on my blog. But this article really up make my blood boils.
Mr Ronald Langford, 68, the man behind Singapore-based Vuestar Technologies, maintains that his idea is original and that his company’s claims are valid.
In 2003, the Australian was granted a patent for an invention, which he calls the ‘Method of Locating Web-sites using visual images’.
He claims that websites which use images to link to pages that contain an organisation’s contact information have breached his patent.
In an e-mail interview with The New Paper, Mr Langford claimed he came up with the idea in 2000, before Internet bandwidth allowed for images and other multimedia to be used extensively.
He added that because broadband Internet was still in its infancy at the time, hyperlinking from images to video, audio and other features could not be supported.
Your head understand? Lim Peh have been doing image hyperlinking since 1997. And that was because I learn HTML on that year. There have been other people doing image hyperlinking way before 2000. If you came up with that idea in 2000, then I can rebut your patent claim and patent that myself since I’ve done it 3 years earlier than you.
And to say “Broadband Internet was still in its infancy at the time, hyperlinking from images could not be supported” only shows your lack of knowledge. Internet before 2000 was slow, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any image being used for hyperlinking.
Go read up on your history.