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John Walker, over on the fine PC gaming news site Rock, Paper Shotgun, has written a wonderful update on our favourite trademark troll. So quit reading these words and get clicking on the link below.

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  1. Pharoah
    June 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Truly awesome news.
    Sounds like all the work done by ChaosEdge had some repercussions on the judge in the end, one way or another…

    Congrats, guys.
    We all owe you a few beer on this one :)

  2. June 17, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I think when Tim Langdell started all this he didn’t count on the fact that the internet would spawn a whole plethora of resourceful individuals who could smell bullshit from a mile off and would stop at nothing to bring him down.
    With the world populated with militant hackers and techno splinter groups it was only a matter of time before all of his lies were unravelled.

  3. che.files@gmail.com
    June 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    “The Edge … there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”

    – Hunter S Thompson.

  4. June 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Ace! I notice that Langdell is trying to un-cancel his ownership of the ‘Edge’ trademark in the US, because Future weren’t involved in the dispute with EA…

    http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92051465&pty=CAN&eno=35

    Hopefully this ruling will help to put a stop to that!

  5. Jed Ashforth
    July 4, 2011 at 10:35 am

    The fun never stops. I loved the Judge’s reaction to the estoppel representation claim. :)

  6. phisheep
    July 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    As at 11th July we’re heading for a grandstand finish with EA, Future Publishing and Langdell all in the same court at the USPTO. For more detail see my post on NeoGaf here:

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=29291110&postcount=216

  7. phisheep
    July 14, 2011 at 5:01 am

    One more thing. The USPTO has been digitising its old files, and this document has emerged from one of Langdell’s files:

    http://tdr.uspto.gov/jsp/DocumentViewPage.jsp?74556730/SPE20110623104818/Specimen/2/23-Jun-2011/sn/false#p=1

    It purports to be a copy of EDGE Magazine from 1994, but it looks like no 1990s magazine that I remember (and a lot like some 1970s/early 1980s gaming mags). It could do with some of the special ChaosEdge love and attention to track down what the hell it really is – anyone up for it?

  8. John
    July 14, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    According to Timmy:
    “Alias Inc[sic] announced special deals for software developers working on the forthcoming ‘Ultra 64′ platform from Nintendo.”

    The company that partnered with Nintendo for the NU64 was Alias Research. It has never been “Alias Inc”. A magazine purportedly in publication for 11 years should know to double check the first 2 words of an article.

    http://www.ncat.edu/~kevintb/u64/nu64-cap.txt
    “On 9 June 9, 1994, it was announced that Alias Research is creating customized
    3-D graphics development tools for Nintendo Ultra 64.”

    Timmy’s article states “…accompanying Alias’ pack with Alias PowerAnimator[TM] with Cinematics[TM] the developer…”

    While Alias did produce PowerAnimator (not trademarked, BTW), they never produced a product called “Cinematics”. (Maya, the successor of PowerAnimator, is trademarked.)

    I’d be curious to ask David Worrall, Sean Schur, or Cyrus Lum if they ever recall giving a quote to Alias Research for their literature. The quotes seem strange. For example, according to his LinkedIn profile, Sean Schur graduated from university in 1992. His first job was with Metrolight, and he left in 1994. Why would he be asked to provide such an odd quote just before leaving the company? To me it sounds like a very old man trying to sound like a very young man, but failing spectacularly. Specifically, “‘With Alias I’m totally neurojacked into the metaverse.'” Hmm. I also find it odd that many of the quotes are specific to “Alias software” as opposed to PowerAnimator. I think the audience knows that it’s software; no need to belabour the point. Speaking of belabouring, the term “CD-ROM” is used 11 times in 2 pages.

    More interesting quotes:
    According to Timmy:
    “The long-term UK Nintendo video game developer, RARE, is using Alias software to create the flagship product for the Ultra 64, the – wait for it – 3D version of “Donkey Kong[TM]” (to be called Donkey Kong Country[TM]).”

    From the 9th July 1994 issue of Billboard Magazine, page 70:
    “The flagship ‘Donkey Kong Country,’ due Nov. 21 for the 16-bit Super NES system at $69.95, incorporates Nintendo’s proprietary Advanced Computer Modeling technology, created on high-end Silicon Graphics workstations. In practice, that theory translates to 3D realism for the graphics and improved audio quality for the soundtrack.”

    Interstella Overdrive [TM] and Interworld [TM] – neither exists on either the UK IPO DB or TESS (the US trademark DB).

    “Now Monthly”, after only 11 years of publication. Wow!

    “Go figure, as we say here in California.” Really? Only in California?

  9. John
    July 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    The layout of the pages looks like issue 1 of C&VG from 1981:
    http://www.64apocalypse.com/images/cvg/cvg85.htm

  10. John
    July 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Actually, it looks more like the Spring/Summer 1982 issue of Playboy’s Electronic Entertainment
    http://i56.tinypic.com/qyb7mt.jpg

    • phisheep
      July 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks for this John.

      (puts on deadpan face)

      I suppose it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that Langdell did run an inhouse mag for his staff from starting up EDGE in 1984-ish – which squares with the 11 years claim, makes sense with the roughly quarterly publication stats and makes some sense of a design seemingly stuck in the late 70s/early 80s and the distinctly inhouse rahrah style that we’ve all known and hated at some stage.

      Actually I guess that is something close to the truth (apart perhaps from massive exaggeration of the frequency of publication) since I suspect even Langdell isn’t stupid enough to deliberately fake a 1994 mag in 1980s style.

      Even for Langdell though, it seems beyond belief that you’d *charge* your staff for a copy.
      Though if your staff is largely imaginary I guess that isn’t too big a problem.

      I can’t believe either that anyone would actually buy this crap.So it would never have been traded.

      Looks like more made-up junk to support a trademark claim, presumably since EDGE Magazine started up in, what, 1993?

      Interesting that every single game that the EDGE announced in this special issue then failed to emerge.

      Actually that is another indication that this is a fake. I spent some time doing corporate mags (yeah, sad, I know), and the big problem with them is that nothing much interesting happens most of the time, so you are forced to fill the space with sales figures and interviews with staff members – both of which are noticeably absent from this. Not a single staff member except Langdell mentioned in what is mostly corporate puff suggests strongly that there were no others. There’s just too much (mis)information in it to support a monthly.

      Way this goes usually is first issue you profile the CEO, second issue you profile the Sales Director, third issue there’s a backlash from staff so you profile somebody random who is much more interesting than the other two, but you always scatter names around so peopel read it to see if they know someone in it.

      So it never happened, not even as a staff mag. Not for 42 issues, not even for 5. Probably just the two, one in the early ’80s and one in 1994 for the USPTO. Circulation 1 = the USPTO.

  11. John
    July 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    1 Mar 1995 correspondence from Langdell: “The channels of trade and distribution are entirely different, and our magazines are usually sold on a regular monthly or weekly basis. They differ substantially from the more academic quarterly desk reference work that this existing registration [73/735793] relates to.”

    Academic quarterly desk reference – HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *breathe* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  12. POLE7645
    July 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Langdell is still trying to defend his action with (you guessed it) more lies)

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-07-21-tim-langdell-refutes-trademark-troll-tag

    News had been a bit slow on ChaosEdge, so that might be something to chew on.

    • POLE7645
      July 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      And a quick look on his website shows that he (gasp) actually released Bobby Bearing 2 (it’s on the Apple store.

      On the other hand, his website is now VERY limited, he presents himself as an indie developer (no more oldest publisher crap, I guess) and even gives free publicity to Edge by Mobigames. What the hell’s going on?

      • IP
        July 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm

        What’s going on? He claims to be countersuing Future, and so the new website will undoubtedly form a part of that. Oddly, he still doesn’t seem to understand that people have copies of everything he’s stated before.

        Interesting that the new site still bangs on about Future ‘licencing’ Edge for its website and has Edge trademarks at the end of the page. He’s also now on Twitter (@edgegames), following three people — one of which has written some negative articles about him. Classy.

  13. July 24, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Might be nitpicking here but I realised that while Langdell is advertising Mobigame’s Edge, under it is a blurp that seems to point the finger towards Future Publishing.Something about being ” free of the restrictions and requirements placed on us by our prior agreement with Future Publishing”. Langdell also kept his usual blurp about how EDGE Magazine is still under license from him, while simultaneously denying any involvement with a carefully placed Asterisk.

    • July 24, 2011 at 4:25 am

      Actually nvm, I see that POLE7645 beat me to it. Terribly sorry about that.

  14. July 27, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Still not over. Surprise, surprise, it turns out he doesn’t have the rights to publish “EDGEBobby2″ and has been receiving cease-and-desist letters from Mobigames.
    http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Multiformat/Edge/news.asp?c=31734

  15. John
    July 29, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Langdell appointed himself lead counsel. Let the fireworks begin.

    http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92051465&pty=CAN&eno=43

    • phisheep
      July 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      More accurately, Langdell is *attempting* to appoint himself lead counsel, but it appears he has done so without Future’s consent. Like that’s gonna work.

  16. Jhereg42
    August 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Something rather funny as August has rolled around. Langdell submitted another motion adding two more trade marks on Aug 3rd that also were supposed to be partially owned by Future, and thus could not be given up. Ok, typical Langdell. The board will fix it, right?

    Well, on Aug 4th Future submitted it’s own doc basically waving it’s rights to the trademarks and telling TTAB to go ahead and cancel everything in accordance with the original court order. It sounds like they are just fed up with Langdell’s antics at this point and want it all to go away.

    http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92051465&pty=CAN&eno=35

  17. Kman
    August 5, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Looking at his site again after only a week ago and its all set back up with Mythora and Racers for PS3 and 360 amongst others, aswell as a licensee’s page listing how all the comics, films etc are all “amicable” agreements.

    The most digusting part to me is trying to find favour by adding a yellow box blurb saying how 10% of Edge’s profits go to childrens charities. I’d love to know which ones (and then probably find out its all another lie)

  18. John
    August 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    The assignment info for the two reg #’s Langdell mentions, 3,559,342 and 2,219,837, both show that Edge Games is the sole owner:

    Recorded: 05/01/2008
    Conveyance:

    ASSIGNS THE ENTIRE INTEREST
    Assignor:

    THE EDGE INTERACTIVE MEDIA, INC

    Exec Dt:
    02/21/2008
    Entity Type:

    CORPORATION
    Citizenship:

    NONE
    Assignee:

    EDGE GAMES, INC.
    530 SOUTH LAKE AVENUE
    #171
    PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91101

    Entity Type:

    CORPORATION
    Citizenship:

    NONE
    Correspondent:

    TIM LANGDELL
    530 SOUTH LAKE AVENUE
    #171
    PASADENA, CA 91101

    Does this mean he’ll simply issue yet another corrective assignment?

  19. Jhereg42
    August 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Isn’t it illegal now for Langdell to claim things were produced under license from him? I thought all of his rights were stripped and that the owners had to be informed of the status as of the conclusion of the EA Case. I understand that the final disposition of the trademarks is still being discussed, but I cannot imagine this is still allowed at this point.

  20. John
    August 23, 2011 at 10:08 pm
  21. John
    August 31, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    In 2005, the 1st edition of “Game Testing All in One” was published, written by authors Charles P. Schultz, Robert Bryant, and Tim Langdell, PhD.

    The 2nd edition was released on 1 August 2011 from authors Charles P. Schultz and Robert Bryant.

  22. Juan
    October 6, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    For the first time in Langdell history, Timmy’s wife, Cheri Langdell, has personally stepped in to validate the Certificates of Service in Langdell’s latest submissions to the USPTO on 3 and 4 Oct. What a great lady Timmy has, to help him out despite the fact that they aren’t even friends anymore on Facebook.

    Any handwriting analysts out there? Looks like a match made in heaven – their handwriting even appears to be a perfect match!

    http://i55.tinypic.com/1604qx4.jpg

  23. phisheep
    October 25, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I’m not sure about that. The curve below the ‘g’ is markedly different in both signatures, and that is usually characteristic.

  24. Juan
    October 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I agree with you about the ‘g’, phisheep. It’s markedly different in each and every one of those signatures. But the ‘dell’ maintains consistency over the decades. I think that’s pretty remarkable.

    BTW, continued and copious thanks for all the amazing commentary on this saga.

  25. November 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Plenty of stuff to pick apart in Langdell’s latest submission. http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92051465&pty=CAN&eno=66

  26. dogsolitude_uk
    December 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Dunno if you guys have seen his site lately:

    http://www.edgegames.com/licensees.htm

    Not sure why I had the urge to look there, but hey…

    • December 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      Yes, and if you notice the edgegamers.org one he now redirects to edge-gamers.com and tries to place a footer license in an iframe. (you will notice it for the first second) Its been removed from the .COM site using a script. He also did it with the .US and .NET EdgeGamers domain as well as purchasing .ORG and .NET of Edge-Gamers.

      All place an iframe to attempt to show the site is under license. If you view the source before the refresh, you will see.

  27. Sebastian
  28. Sebastian
    April 18, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Wow, Langdell cranked out a lot of paper today.

    • phisheep
      April 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Yep. None of it is any good to him though.

    • April 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      He sent in another 12 page submission yesterday.

      • phisheep
        April 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

        Going through that one (and todays one(!)) now.

  29. April 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Has anyone come accross this yet? Its a domain name disput about Tim Langdell squating on ROSE PARADE domains.

    New line of business?

    http://wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=D2011-0898

    • phisheep
      April 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Wow, good find. More of the same old stuff. Love the deadpan comment “The Response does not indicate whether this is the same Dr. Tim Langdell of Pasadena, founder of video game developer Edge Games, who has been involved in several highly publicized trademark disputes in recent years.”

    • phisheep
      April 24, 2012 at 7:12 am

      Not new though. This one goes back to 1997. Goodness knows how many others he has under different names.

  30. Jhereg42
    May 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Well, it looks like in Langdell’s new submission he filed with the court after all, if outside the window provided by the board. He’s still going on about the order being void on it’s face and has asked the judge to confirm that fact. .

    I really wonder what is going to happen when the Judge reads his new motion. Also of note, it looks like he is having a really hard time finding legal council right now according to the submission.

  31. Jhereg42
    June 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I feel bad for Phisheep now. As stated in the NeoGaff thread he paid for the transcripts for EA’s counter submission to Langdell’s attempt to declare the previous court case void, and here comes EA on the 13th submitting the thing for free as an “Exhibit A” on their reply to Edge.

    EA just needs to add you to their distribution list Phi.

  32. John
    August 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    EA says to USPTO: “Hurry up and cancel the trademarks already.”

  33. John
    August 23, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Timmy to USPTO: nuh uh, nuh uh, I never got the motion. I don’t have to do what you say! Neener neener neener. Oh, and EA should have to prove that the non-void court order is not void rather instead of me seeking relief from it because I say so. And I get all the time in the world to do whatever I want because na-na-na-boo-boo, stick your head in doo doo.

    • phisheep
      August 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      Yes, that’s a very odd motion. One thing’s clear though – Tim doesn’t have a lawyer yet. If he had, the lawyer would not have let him put in such a tangled, misleading, deceitful and just plain wrong motion as this one. I love, in particular, the implication that because there is no time limit on seeking a rule 60 motion therefore Langdell should be able to stay the proceedings against him indefinitely just in case. That’s just bonkers – if true then no court order ever could be upheld.

      It’ll probably take me a couple of days to nitpick this one (if I feel like it by then!) – too tired, too much work, to do it any faster.

  34. John
    September 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Tubes of hemorrhoid cream have the words “Not for human consumption” on them (noted by several observant comedians). This is because there was some dumbass, let’s call him, oh – Timmy – got hemorrhoids one day, and bought a tube of over-the-counter hemorrhoid cream to try to treat them. He read the instructions, but noted that nowhere in the instructions did it say that ingestion of the cream would not cure his hemorrhoids. Timmy then took the entire tube of cream and SQUEEZED IT INTO HIS MOUTH AND ATE IT. Simply put, to cure an issue in his ass, he ate the tube of ass cream. Timmy then stood before a judge and swore, under penalty of perjury, that he was so infinitely and phenomenally stupid that it was because the instructions did NOT disabuse him of the notion that ingestion of the presumably unpalatable cream would not cure him of his hemorrhoids, that he did so, leaving him still uncured of his hemorrhoids and likely with an upset tummy as well.

    Therefore the USPTO must assume this level of stupidity exists, particularly when considering pro se parties who are not only stupid enough to pursue litigation without an attorney, but are also willing to swear that they are, in fact, so infinitely stupid that they had no idea that the paperwork they received in the mail was important and since nowhere on the envelope did it say that it was NOT meant to be shoved up one’s ass, the only reasonable thing to do, instead of reading it, was to shove it up his own ass. “This is just clear common sense and one would hope is usual Board/PTO practice.”

    The USPTO is then left wondering, “Wasn’t that the guy who ate the entire tube of hemorrhoid cream? Yeah, maybe he really is that dumb… Hmm…let’s let this farce drag on for a couple more years…”

    The chutzpah of someone who is able to swear before other sentient beings and affirm that level of astonishing stupidity is mind-boggling. Yet here we are with warnings on hemorrhoid cream and nearly 2 years gone since the District Court’s order was issued.

  35. November 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Doing the monthly Google search, I came across this: LANGDELL v. STEINBERG – Filed August 21, 2012. I don’t recall reading anything about it nor do I understand it much. Maybe phisheep could explain? Mainly I just see the usual “Tim behavior” of giving excuses and not wanting to pay the bills.

    Sorry for posting if this has already been gone over.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDwQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.courts.ca.gov%2Fopinions%2Fnonpub%2FA132292.DOC&ei=86OjUKCJEcfByQG174GQBg&usg=AFQjCNHvk57TG06oKqW82paGDU-DaIT2Gg&sig2=idLsflYddw_MdElDONyTaQ

    or

    http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=4767262672532262267&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr

    • phisheep
      November 30, 2012 at 1:25 am

      You’re right Kendle. Dead right. But it’s a bit of a sideshow. We should by now (on previous performance) be within a month/six weeks from the next real ruling though..

  36. phisheep
    November 24, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Thanks Kendle, I’ll take a look at it.

  37. phisheep
    January 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Minor update on NeoGAF here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=47031050&postcount=591 – one of the trademarks has bit the dust, but not for the reasons I expected.

  38. February 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    It appears Tim filed for a new mark “SL8″ (pronounced slate) back in August. The latest activity was this past December where the logo was submitted.

    This in my opinion would be very bad if accepted. “Slate” is way too commonly used in the mobile and computer world.

    http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=85704825&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch

  39. James W
    February 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

    A firm called Zoostorm make a tablet PC called Sl8 – clearly Timmy’s having another go. Unfortunately for him, it’s already out there, so unless he has some proof other than typing the letters in Times New Roman, he may struggle with this one..

  40. John
    March 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Jack Phillips appears to have reincarnated as “Paschal Baute,” the sole 5-star reviewer of Langdell’s latest book.  Some quotes from some of Paschal’s other reviews:

    “I am a semi-retired psychologist teaching total wellness of mind, body, spir [sic] for many years…” -Paschal Baute

    “In my current work with repeat addictive offenders and blind veterans coping with vision loss, I will be promoting these insights…” -Paschal Baute

    “It also happens to be precisely the book I was looking for as a military veteran with recent vision loss.” -Paschal Baute

    “By way of full disclosure I am a retired married Catholic priest / psychologist…” -Paschal Baute

    http://www.amazon.com/Coping-Vision-Loss-Understanding-Psychological/product-reviews/031334664X/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

  41. John
    March 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Oops. Paschal Baute’s a real person. I guess Tim has 1 actual fan.

  42. phisheep
  43. March 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Langdell has answered with the same old Tim style rhetoric. http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92051465&pty=CAN&eno=86

  44. J
    March 29, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Will the TTAB respond to Tim’s demands for explanation? It seems like it’s just going to drag on ad infinitum if he keeps filing motions every few days.

  45. phisheep
    March 29, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I think that’s his idea. There’s no reason for the Board to do anything but ignore this request – see here http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=51912276&postcount=687

  46. J
    March 29, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    You’re a brick, Phi. Thanks!

    Amidst all the noise Tim has made thus far, he hasn’t made one peep about the Edge mark that was cancelled due to section 8. Odd, that.

    • phisheep
      April 2, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Well, there’s nothing he can now do about that, and he does seem to be a very pragmatic chap. Maybe a narrow-minded, shortsighted pragmatic chap (and I’m sure you could supply a number of other appropriate adjectives!), But this isn’t new to him – he’s let loads of trademarks go through failure to file (see the first post of my GAF thread for a list). One out of the five doesn’t matter in the big picture and the big picture now is probably not about keeping the trademarks but about keeping Tim out of jail … which to be honest he doesn’t seem to be making a very good job of. Maybe he doesn’t realise it yet.

  47. J
    April 2, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Is Tim’s latest submission meant to suggest that he has a sense of humour, given that it was sumitted on April Fool’s day?

    • phisheep
      April 2, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      I think it is intended to be taken seriously. If it is an April Fool then it is some sort of double-bluff thing. If he carries on doing this I’d expect a fairly swift response from the Board to suspend proceedings pending something.

      • April 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

        Pending a psych eval?

  48. Jhereg42
    April 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    They were busy on the 8th. EA is getting pissed at the board and Timmy is going back to an issue from *2009* to get the whole thing thrown out.

  49. Jhereg42
    April 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    And. . . . all I can say is he’s got some balls on him. He’s even got a FAQ style “Myths about. . . ” section as he seeks to educate the board. This has got to be his most amusing filing to date.

    http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/ttabvue-92051465-CAN-93.pdf

  50. April 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    EA submitted a nice short piece on the 30th day of the deadline regarding Langdell’s most recent submissions. “”yet another example of Edge Games effort to distract and burden the Board with irrelevant, meritless submissions.” Langdell obviously pre-wrote a large 25 page rambling, if EA were to submit something on the deadline. He submitted those 25 pages right after EA submitted yesterday.

  51. J
    April 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Tim’s latest submission might be the first in months that didn’t make prodigious use of the cut-and-paste function…

  52. J
    April 9, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    It’s finally over! Break out the champagne!

    • phisheep
      April 9, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      “in due course” is not the same as finally over. We’ve seen this before twice in the last two and a half years. Hold the champagne a bit – don’t want it to get warm.

  53. J
    April 10, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Aww….
    *balloon deflates, champagne goes flat*

  54. Jhereg42
    April 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    He’s still throwing crap at the wall to see what sticks. New motion filed today.

    Same debate that it should have been thrown out in his favor in 2009.

    • phisheep
      April 17, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      Much thanks Kendle for bringing that to my attention! You’ll see the result on GAF.

      • April 18, 2013 at 9:12 am

        Thanks for your excellent posts on NeoGaf, too. Disappointed they banned you for baiting Langdell; seems a very OTT decision by the mods, but seemingly par for the course for that place.

  55. phisheep
    April 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    NeoGAF’s a good place (largely because of the strong moderation), I’l be back eventually I hope. How eventually that is remains to be seen – almost certainly not in time for the party though, which is a bit of a shame.It was always going to be a risky thread one way or the other.

    • April 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      I believe that post was made around 3/31/13 which was 18 days ago. That is a long time to go unmoderated. It seems a bit harsh for a person as active as yourself. Also I think it would be resourceful to have a simple forum installed here since it is a hit/miss getting into NeoGaf.

      On the day Langdell looses his EDGE marks, out of frustration could Tim have crafted a threatening letter to NeoGaf? Just a thought.

      Eitherway Phisheep, you have done a incredible job updating the community throughout the years. I hope you continue to do so with or without NeoGaf.

      • phisheep
        April 18, 2013 at 11:22 pm

        I shall probably post the occasional update either here (if short) or on Eurogamer (if long and not too hard to type). If there is a long a difficult update I’m not sure what I will do – hope it does not come to that.

  56. April 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Two submissions today by Langdell.

    http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92051465&pty=CAN&eno=101

    http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92051465&pty=CAN&eno=102

    Can “formal” complaints be countered against Langdell’s complaints for submitting rhetoric and prolonging the process? Or can they just close the case and no longer accept submissions?

    Langdell writes:
    “Formal Complaints Filed To Have The Attorneys In This Matter Disbarred For
    Asking The Trademark Office To Rely On A Known Void Court Order When The
    Court Itself Never Directly Filed Such Order With The Trademark Office”

  57. J
    April 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Tim forgot to sign the complaint forms. But those forms are generally for complaints about one’s own attorney, not the opposing party’s. Otherwise every losing party would complain about every winning party’s attorney.

  58. phisheep
    April 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I’m temporarily posting updates in this Eurogamer thread: http://www.eurogamer.net/forum/thread/150502 – if anyone is interested in following them.

  59. J
    April 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Is it good or bad that EA responded to Langdell’s latest craziness?

  60. May 1, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    #107 05/01/2013 TERMINATED.

    • J
      May 2, 2013 at 1:50 am

      So extremely good, then. Huzzah!

    • phisheep
      May 2, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Now that is good news. Very good news indeed. It’ll take a little while to work out all the consequences through.

  61. Jhereg42
    May 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Via the board’s final filing: “To say the least, Edge Games’ conduct is unacceptable. Edge Games is admonished against any further attempts to mislead the Board and against filing serial submissions. Any further filing by Edge Games in this proceeding will receive no consideration.”

  62. May 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Even while the EDGE mark has been terminated and told that the board will no longer listen to Langdell, Tim posts once again: http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92051465&pty=CAN&eno=109

  63. Jhereg42
    May 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Actually, his new posting is interesting. He is actually making the case at one point that the board allowing him to drag out the case for so long made the case for him that this was the correct forum to argue about the validity of the order. A kind of slap in the face to the board for humoring him for so long. Can’t wait for Phi to get a hold of this one.

  64. May 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    USPTO informs Tim they are no longer listening to him: http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92051465&pty=CAN&eno=110

  65. Jhereg42
    May 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm
  66. James W
    May 16, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Accusing the court of not being able to read a judgement, when you’re the one representing yourself is the indication of being either unhinged or deliberately trying to obfuscate. As he continues to work at this, I’m getting tempted more towards the former, psych eval next?

  67. J
    June 18, 2013 at 2:38 am
  68. J
    June 29, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Appeal, this time with an actual lawyers.

  69. Jhereg42
    August 16, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Future, Timmy, and Mobigames are all still having something of a conversation regarding the EDGE mark.

    http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=79067304&pty=EXT&eno=1

  70. JM
    October 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    He’s at it again! I hope someone notifies David Papazian. Timmy all but guarantees that he will “forget” to mail the documents to him. http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/ttabvue-91212834-OPP-2.pdf

    • October 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      I asked on Twitter. His response: “He is still harassing us actually. He sent us a few emails, and he also applied again for the mark EDGE in the U.K. What he did with the USPTO is a federal crime in the U.S. but they continue to accept his letters. The USPTO in broken IMO.”

  71. Jhereg42
    November 20, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    New Case information: CA Central District Court Case 5:2013cv02123 : Edge Games LLC v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company et al Filed November 19, 2013

    Need somebody with PACER access to find out more about it, though I honestly do not know what trademarks he is using to pursue it. Anyone got Phisheep on speed dial?

  72. John
    January 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm
  73. Q
    May 21, 2014 at 4:45 am

    So sad that Mobigame abandoned their trademark. David fought so hard for it. Such a shame. http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=79067304

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