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Call it revenge of the nine -- Pocket -- watch out Microsoft co-founder -- Allen's lawsuit filed against major Internet companies rocking.
Silicon Valley as we first reported to you on this very show Alan.
Is -- about a dozen major tech companies for patent infringements full -- such as.
Pop -- stock quotes and tools -- recommend related -- to read as you familiar with those so the question is why is he doing it and why so late in the game we are joined now by.
Least we -- Fox News legal analyst and Kimberly Guilfoyle Fox News anchor for -- breakdown of this case.
You know the first question I think we'll begin with the at least is why is it taken this long is that the question that everyone's asking in the court have to decide.
Exactly the -- got to look at this and say you know why is it taking eighteen years because of the patents were.
From 1992 through 2004.
-- and to bring this off him too busy I mean I don't think -- you think that -- FaceBook and all these other companies are taking your patents from stealing your stuff.
You're going to file.
Now there is no statute of limitations.
Let the judge -- -- day forcible but.
But there is something and in the common -- collapses.
Which means it's a common law doctrine which means that.
To be fair and equitable a judge can say.
I'm not gonna pursue this case but it's tricky because we're talking about Seattle and Paul Allen of Microsoft are big big big -- and yeah.
I can only what what's this all about he's -- around 57 year old back to a billion is he's gonna -- away most of his money anyway.
Is it about the money what's going on here he certainly has enough money to keep the eleven e-commerce -- in litigation and heard in years to -- Lot of speculation as to whether or not.
This is because of his says recent bout with cancer that happened it is fighting there is it something where he feels like he wants to.
Make -- the legacy well known and get credit if the prince of allotment.
For what in fact he has created for the patents that he -- Some people saying look it's just sour grapes -- but he's an idea man that's the name of his memoir coming out but he's not the guy -- able to make the deal -- And when you read this complaint Kimberly -- the -- -- that that when you read that complete it really is sort of a put a dusty -- of my legacy of all these wonderful things that I've done.
And you know it's it's it it's a very interesting complaint that we because why would you put all of that in there I mean it really that much money we talking about can you put it -- it could be if he were to -- and a half a billion dollars.
And absolutely fun talking ironically anywhere between eighteen that's when he and I were primarily even billionaires are tightening their belts these days not artery -- -- -- -- That thing about the remedy though even if he were to -- -- that he can't get anything for -- -- -- had been -- in the past before he brought along and so would only be they're preaching announced record in the litigation so it's tricky it's really has -- I think more about his legacy and the and eleven where he feels that he should get credit.
But -- that he does he is uniquely and solely responsible for now Courtney -- different.
These other companies can certainly afford to let litigate this -- and there is money involved -- he were to prevail.
All kidding aside I mean he would you know be able to get quite a bit of money but there's a -- but dangerous -- Tom -- trained on patents what you -- you know I'll just kind of -- this way they don't -- -- and I'm -- get upset and that's it and that's the -- got to look at -- Atlanta.
You know you're Paul Allen have all these lawyers that your second call that can't tell me you're too busy to filed this thing.
And lapses again with say you know equitable yeah.
Can't you can't start that -- wonder what's next outdoors that loss save his cardiac and he never -- the Internet and I'm relieved of that lawsuit that absolutely very good point but don't be surprised of them who comes out of that so -- with the -- -- -- -- right.
We should be taken -- cool the country.
I am -- Yeah here I -- -- -- -- he's going to go and just basic things like -- to other articles -- things we just completely take for granted you know that I think is so obvious that this well that's patent and that's the thing is that you didn't pack it right here.
Like I could have but whatever you put these other companies -- maybe a little jealousy going on here because it -- these other companies that took the idea what it was -- or not.
And I think -- market.
Very quickly last question for both viewed is he successful in -- -- month.
I would say no except the Seattle.
I think he may -- McCain really and settled.
Ladies thank you very much for joining shall see what happens interest in case aren't.
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