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Re: [TaxoCoP] SpeedTrack suing for faceted navigation

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  • Christine Connors
    Also - meant to ask, given the date of this thing - has anyone heard of the outcome or current status? Christine ________________________________ From: Nick
    Message 1 of 8 , Dec 10, 2008
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      Also - meant to ask, given the date of this thing - has anyone heard of the outcome or current status?
      Christine


      From: Nick Berry <infoglutton@...>
      To: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:31:00 PM
      Subject: [TaxoCoP] SpeedTrack suing for faceted navigation

      Apparently SpeedTrack owns a patent on faceted navigation technology and is suing Endeca, Mercado & all their customers for infringement.

      http://www.scribd. com/doc/264981/ Speedtracks- Motion-to- Bifurcate



    • Clint
      What I find interesting is what SpeedTrack considers it s IP. Looking at their corp site , they
      Message 2 of 8 , Dec 10, 2008
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        What I find interesting is what SpeedTrack considers it's IP.  Looking at their corp site , they believe that any hierarchy or navigable attributes used by any web site falls under their patent...


        "In addition to delivering its patented innovations through its products and services,SpeedTrack has a patent and technology-licensing program. SpeedTrack is offering Patent use licenses to companies requiring such licenses forall categories of products and services, including the following:

        • Location Searches for GPS Navigational Devices.
        • Internet Product Searches for Retailers and Catalogs.
        • Internet Ad/Search matching.
        • e-Mail Search and Analysis.
        • Business Software applications such as databases, business intelligence, business analytics, OLAP, etc.
        • Foruse in conjunction with current enterprise level applications such asbut not limited to Customer relationship Management (CRM), EnterpriseResource Planning (ERP), Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS),Sales Force Management Systems (SFM), etc.
        • MarketVertical specific licenses such as Health Care, Insurance, FinancialServices, Retail, Internet Search, Internet Ads, etc.
        They sound like worked with AlGore to invent the internet....

        From what I have seen they more appear to be 'Patent Trolls' than much else.
      • Stephanie Lemieux
        Reminds me of a product demo I sat in recently, where they had trademarked the word Findability ... I wonder if they are going to sue all the information
        Message 3 of 8 , Dec 11, 2008
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          Reminds me of a product demo I sat in recently, where they had trademarked the word "Findability"...
           
          I wonder if they are going to sue all the information architects, taxonomists, usability specialists of the world for infringement.
           
          Peter Moreville better watch his back!
           
          :)
           

          Stephanie Lemieux
          Senior Taxonomy & IA Consultant

           
           
        • Kate Simpson
          Oh dear: http://www.speedtrack.com/intellectual_property.html Looks like Endeca and its clients are in trouble. And you may be right, Stephanie: we may be
          Message 4 of 8 , Dec 12, 2008
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            Oh dear:
            http://www.speedtrack.com/intellectual_property.html

            Looks like Endeca and its clients are in trouble. And you may be
            right, Stephanie: we may be next...

            Quoting from their rather badly designed website:
            " and we are vigorously pursuing all infringers. "

            Kate

            --- In TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com, Stephanie Lemieux <stephanie@...>
            wrote:
            >
            > Reminds me of a product demo I sat in recently, where they had
            trademarked the word "Findability"...
            >
            > I wonder if they are going to sue all the information architects,
            taxonomists, usability specialists of the world for infringement.
            >
            > Peter Moreville better watch his back!
            >
            > :)
            >
            >
            > Stephanie Lemieux
            > Senior Taxonomy & IA Consultant
            >
          • Seth Earley
            These people are unreal. Just to call out Kate s observation from their page... SpeedTrack believes that automobile manufacturers, personal GPS navigation
            Message 5 of 8 , Dec 12, 2008
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              These people are unreal.  Just to call out Kate’s observation from their page… 

               

              SpeedTrack believes that automobile manufacturers, personal GPS navigation device manufacturers, and car rental companies, who make, use, sell, or rent navigation devices that permit a location to be found by selecting, in any order, from pre-defined categories such that at least one location is guaranteed to be found, may be infringing SpeedTrack's `360 patent.

              And this is really weird… 

               

              http://www.speedtrack.com/about_us.html versus http://www.earley.com/ 

               

              They apparently don’t know about our patent for “logos containing a three dimensional representation of information management principles, using a metaphor of an array of blue cubes with a single orange colored sphere to illustrate concepts surrounding categorization, navigation, information architecture, findability, taxonomy and selection of an orange sphere from pre-defined blue cubes such that one such orange sphere can be guaranteed to be found”

               

               

              Seth

               

              Seth Earley
              President
              _____________________________

              EARLEY & ASSOCIATES, Inc.
              Cell: 781-820-8080

              Office: 781-444-0287
              Email: seth@...
              Web:
              www.earley.com

               

              From: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kate Simpson
              Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 8:12 AM
              To: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [TaxoCoP] Re: SpeedTrack suing for faceted navigation

               

              Oh dear:
              http://www.speedtrack.com/intellectual_property.html

              Looks like Endeca and its clients are in trouble. And you may be
              right, Stephanie: we may be next...

              Quoting from their rather badly designed website:
              " and we are vigorously pursuing all infringers. "

              Kate

              --- In TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com, Stephanie Lemieux <stephanie@...>
              wrote:

              >
              > Reminds me of a product demo I sat in recently, where they had
              trademarked the word "Findability"...
              >
              > I wonder if they are going to sue all the information architects,
              taxonomists, usability specialists of the world for infringement.
              >
              > Peter Moreville better watch his back!
              >
              > :)
              >
              >
              > Stephanie Lemieux
              > Senior Taxonomy & IA Consultant
              >

            • David Eddy
              Seth - ... Which in turn looks somewhat similar to the Zachman Framework with its 6 x 6 row & column cells (cubes?) representation.
              Message 6 of 8 , Dec 12, 2008
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                Seth -

                >
                > They apparently don't know about our patent for "logos containing a three dimensional
                > representation of information management principles,
                >

                Which in turn looks somewhat similar to the Zachman Framework with its 6 x 6 row &
                column cells (cubes?) representation.

                http://www.zachmaninternational.com/index.php/the-zachman-framework

                - David
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