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A man who gives zero-fucks and is simply tired of your shit has claimed he invented the iPhone and now wants £7.5 billion in compensation.
Thomas Ross, from Florida, who also wants 1.5% of Apple's sales, filed a patent for an 'electronic reading device' in 1992.
He says Apple's iPhones are knock-offs and 'ERD lookalikes', which isn't a great way to scrounge billions of pounds from someone.
His patent application says, 'The device, constituting the invention, is a computerised, electronic reading device, the purpose of which is to provide an alternative to paper-based print-media such as books, magazines, manuscripts and news media'.
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The lawsuit claims Ross has suffered, "great and irreparable injury that cannot fully be compensated or measured in money."
Thomas, mate. When I was a kid looking for the 'Rollin' video by Limp Bizkit on the Internet, I thought: 'man, wouldn't it be handy if there was a site that had every music video ever?' and then along came YouTube. Doesn't mean I invented it or deserve money. It just means I had a pretty lame taste in music when I was younger.
Roll with it.
Words by Josh Teal
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