Re: [Orlando-iOS-Developer-Group] Trumped project

From: BC
Sent on: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9:45 AM
Jill
You are looking at the "somebody somewhere" who developed the system and method for playing a card game based on non-numerical indices and who has already filed the PPA ($125). And the Donald has a TM in every category for the word "Trump" only. He's already been contacted. It's a social game app where you build and collect things that is based on a popular card game, its not a gambling game. Perhaps that's part of the story you are missing. Lol


From: Jill Seligman Goodman <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, May 1,[masked]:04 AM
Subject: [Orlando-iOS-Developer-Group] Trumped project

Whether software patents are good or bad, it seems we are missing some of this story. You can't patent an idea - having a trump card in Blackjack. You can only patent a method, system or apparatus for generating a wildcard to improve the odds in a game of chance. Somebody somewhere must have developed such a system or there is nothing to patent. Patents are expensive. If they have the funds to pursue a patent, then they should put that money into development. I'm all for chasing a dream, but do we need more on-line gambling. Surely there are more worthy apps to create. And I don't think The Donald is going to stand for his name and likeness being used in conjunction with this venture.

Jill Goodman
Reviews editor for smartappsforkids.com and former IP attorney for a software/firmware co.


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