John Paczkowski

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MY NAME IS ADE OYEGBOLA. IT IS WITH A HEART FULL OF HOPE THAT I SUE YOU FOR $20 MILLION

OLPC is proving as apt an acronym for “One Lawsuit Per Child” as it is for “One Laptop Per Child.” Lagos Analysis Corp., the Nigerian company that claims the nonprofit stole its design for a multilingual keyboard, has put a dollar amount on the damages in its patent-infringement suit against OLPC, and it’s a jaw-dropper: $20 million.

That’s quite a sum to demand for the alleged infringement of a design patent–especially one for which there is evidently a fair bit of prior art.

But that doesn’t seem to phase faze Lagos Analysis much. “This patent infringement lawsuit is another step in LANCOR’s continued protection of its intellectual property,” said the company’s founder, Ade Oyegbola (who, it should be noted, was convicted of bank fraud in Boston in 1990). “LANCOR will continue to take aggressive steps to protect its intellectual property around the world.” Adding “ALL MY BANK ACCOUNTS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD HAVE BEEN FROZEN AND I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THEIR DISLODGEMENT, FOR WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED TO 35% OF THE SUM OF $45.4 MILLION …”


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”