U.S. Patent No. 6932368, granted Sep. 9, 2005

And They Grind Very Slowly Indeed: Ultramercial


From the outset, Ultramercial’s patent claim was a stupid idea. It tried to enforce a patent for the idea that before you could watch on-line video, you had to watch a commercial. Some you may be thinking, “Wait  minute. Isn’t that like, television?” And you’d be right. It’s a textbook case of an unoriginal, completely obvious…