Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Yes, Gertrude Neumark Rothschild is older than Britney Spears. Get over it.

Since I, by accident, have become the default source for all things Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, I occasionally perform a search to see if there is any new news about the International Trade Commission action.

There isn't (or at least I haven't found it), but I'm noticing a tone to the coverage on the blogosphere. I noticed it before, but now I'm noticing it more and more.

See if you detect a common thread in the titles of the following recent posts:

Did An Octegenarian Professor Invent Blu-ray ?
Viejita reclama Patente del PS3 Blu-Ray
Elderly professor vs Sony in Blu-ray row
Sony Told Off By Senior Citizen
Senior Citizen Claims Blu-ray Patent Infringement [Legal]

Is this why people are interested in this story? 30+ companies are potentially affected (prompting a description of the action as a massive patent battle), but the thing that grabs people about this story is the "little old lady" angle?


But Rothschild could count her blessings - another inventor was dismissed as a starlet. Of course, when you're Hedy Lamarr, such things happen.

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trifire said...

Dr. Gertrude Neumark Rothschild sued LED Big-5 (Nichia, Toyoda Gosei, Lumiled, Osram, Cree) before and two of them were settled.

I believe one of the Big-5 is still negotiating about her royalty. The legal consultant fires another case in ITC to put more pressure on one of Big-five and demonstrates the justification of her royalty.

Ontario Emperor said...

But isn't she using a different law firm for the ITC action, as opposed to her previous lawsuits? Perhaps it is a pressure tactic, but it could be Rothschild herself who's coordinating it.