Phone Scoop has an interesting post about patent trolls, mobile barcodes and Physical World Connection.
"a company called neomedia would constantly give me a hard time whenever i wrote about mobile barcodes (especially in Asia) because they claimed to own all the patents on this idea and swore that they did it first.
Neomedia is still around, and still making these same claims. But neomedia never made anything, they bought the intellectual property from cuecat (remember them?) and then put up a web page with examples of how their technology would work. Supposedly Neomedia finally has a working barcode reader now, but of course so does every phone manufacturer outside the US."
It's interesting to hear views and opinions on companies associated with the Physical World Connection.
This view seems to be more the standard than the exception.