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Patent Troll: Has anyone dealt with this? Suggestions on how to handle?18142

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I received this email regarding my violating a patent. I have checked a few groups and it appears to be a problem for us small virtual tour providers. Has anyone dealt with this? Any suggestions on how to handle it? https://ivrpa.org/forums/topic/being-sued-for-virtual-tour-patent-ivrpa-referenced-real-or-scam/

DATE LETTER(S) OUT: 01/14/23

COMPANY NAME: OFFICE FINDER

PHONE: 425-391-8900

ADDRESS: 4439 173 RD AVE SE BELLEVUE WA 98006

EMAIL: jim@officefinder.com

ATTN: JAMES OSGOOD

PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHER’S NAME PLEASE: ___________________________________

TELE: _____________________________

PROPERTY URLS OR LINKS: OTHER TECHNOLOGY MAY BE INFRINGING (PLEASE CHECK YOUR WEBSITE ALONG WITH OUR PATENTS)


Current URL: https://www.officefinder.com/VirtualTours/


PLEASE REVIEW YOUR WEBSITE FOR TECHNOLOGY BEING USED (LETS PREVENT LEGAL ACTION, HAVE YOUR ATTORNEY, CEO, COMPLIANCE OFFICE OR GENERAL COUNSEL CONTACT US)

TECHNOLOGY : Your operation of a website incorporating a 360° virtual tour using a geometric projection which keeps straight lines straight during up-and-down and left and right changes in the direction of virtual view.

PATENTED TECHNOLOGY: Please pay attention to claim 63, doesn’t require up, down and left and right MOVEMENT.

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TTS, INC. IS WRITING YOU TODAY TO INFORM YOU & YOUR ORGANIZATION OF THE INFRINGING TECHNOLOGY ON YOUR WEBSITE, INFRINGING THE 6,754,400 AND 6,754,400 C1 PATENTS.

WE WOULD LIKE FOR YOU & YOUR ORGANIZATION TO RUN AN INVESTIGATION OF THE TECHNOLOGY BEING USED ON YOUR WEBSITE. THIS LETTER WILL FUNCTION AS A NOTICE OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT IN VIOLATION OF 35 USC 271. SHOULD YOU FAIL TO DILIGENTLY INVESTIGATE THIS MATTER UPON RECEIPT OF THIS LETTER, YOU & YOUR ORGANIZATION WILL BE CONSIDERED IN BREACH OF ITS AFFIRMATIVE DUTY TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT.

(PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION) SUCH A BREACH OF THE DUTY TO INVESTIGATE WILL EVIDENCE THE WILLFULNESS OF THE INFRINGEMENT OF THE PATENTS 6,754,400 AND 6,754,400 C1. WHAT YOU & YOUR ORGANIZATION NEEDS TO KNOW IS, A FINDING OF WILLFULNESS CAN SUPPORT ENHANCED DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE AWARDED PURSUNT TO 35 USC 284.

TTS, INC. TECHNOLOGY IS COVERED BY UNITED STATES PATENT NUMBER 6,754,400 (EXHIBIT A), AS AFFIRMED AND ELABORATED BY EX PARTE REEXAMINATION CERTICATE 9844(EXHIBIT B) WHICH IS THE CULMINATION OF A RESEARCH EFFORT CONDUCTED IN THE UNITED STATES AND ROMANIA AND ORIGINALLY FUNDED BY OUR PRESIDENT (MR. RICHARD WILSON JR.). WE HAVE FILED NUMEROUS LAWSUITS IN THE UNITED STATES COURTS AGAINST INFRINGERS FOR USING TTS, INC. TECHNOLOGY.

WE TRUST THAT YOU & YOUR ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZE THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS MATTER, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOU PROMPTLY TAKING ACTION TO AVOID ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS A SPECIAL ISSUE, MR. WILSON WOULD BE PLEASED TO DISCUSS THE SAME WITH YOU.

Please noted:

The license fees we are requesting are quite modest. If I must hand this over to Tour’s attorney, he/she will file a lawsuit against you, you will not settle back case for less than $$$ a large amount which we are entitled to when there has been infringement.


Our rights are legitimate and have been recognized by major players. Your use of the technology for a long time creates an obligation to pay a license and we are asking a modest license fee.


We have filed numerous lawsuits in the United States against infringers of the technology. All these lawsuits have been successfully prosecuted as you can verify with simple Court search or Google search. License fees have ranged into six figures. You should also be aware that when the International Virtual Realty Photographers Association challenged our patent in the United States Patent and Trademark Office The patentability of our technology was confirmed with the issuance of 68 claims. Reference is made to the attached patent and re-examination certificate. Currently, the technology is licensed by Tour Technology Software, inc. to many users, including virtual every major hotel in the United States, either directly or through their virtual tour providers.

As you can see from our record, our company will not tolerate patent infringement. We hope that you will choose to act responsibly and contact us to discuss a license.


Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and for playing by the rules. Please understand COLLABORATION IS PART OF THE INFRIGEMENT!!!

Always With Respect

Richard Wilson Jr.
President
Tour Technology Software Inc.
Office: 407-440-4459
Mobile: 689-219-0209
www.tourtechnologysoftware.com
Tour Technology Software Inc. P.O Box 2447 Orlando Fl, 32802
State-Of-The-Art Virtual Tour Applications
Formerly Tour Technology Systems, Inc.

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@trueview360s

I found this WGAN Forum related discussion from two years ago:

Matterport & Google Street view customer getting sued

Anything helpful in that previous discussion?

If the email that you received is about Matterport tours, you might ask Matterport for their thoughts.

Dan
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@dndavis comment in the link @DanSmigrod provided sums it all up best.
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wouldn’t quicktime VR predate this?
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Quick time VR 1995

This patent 2005...
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