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Ask YC subtopic: Have you ever been the target of a frivolous IP lawsuit? How do you deal with it?

Shimon, sorry to hear this. As soon as you find a good lawyer, I wouldn't worry about it psychologically. This "patent" is total bullshit; the absence of big players such as eBay and Amazon leads me to believe that they are going after easier targets in order to establish a legal precedence so that they may go after the big guys later.

You're also in good company. I would take pride in that at the very least.


Spent about $1M.

It's a great way to put a small competitor out of business.

Alain - fairsoftware.net

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