What did we say about the litigation-happy society that the US has become? It looks like another joker is coming out of the woodwork and has filed suit against 131 companies for infringing on his patent regarding the sending and receiving of SMS text message to/from foreign countries. Digital Trends is reporting that Aris Mardirissian, founder of Technology Patents LLC, claims that his two patents (6,646,542 andRE39,870) outline a method to deliver SMS text messages overseas by using the internet as a packet-switched network to reach a foreign mobile network.
Mardirissian is seeking a permanent injunction against all companies sending and receiving international SMS text messages and some money as compensation. The suit names Microsoft, Motorola, Yahoo, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T among a host of other companies totalling a whopping 131 in all!
Now, this character has apparently had some legal trouble in the past, so we’ll see how this lawsuit pans out.