Sherwood Systems News
Alert! For Users of KwikTag
It’s come to our attention at ImageTag that companies and individuals who rely on digital scanners to scan and email documents are being targeted aggressively by patent trolls demanding payment directly from end users. In response, ImageTag is getting the word out to partners and customers to clear any confusion and prevent acts of fraud against our business community, while quickly resolving any potential issues for KwikTag users.
But first, some of the details.
Companies being targeted by this recent wave of patent trolling typically receive a letter in the mail from organizations with names like Project Paperless LLC, AdzPro, GosNel, or FasLa. The letters claim that the target company is in violation of patents related to the method by which scanned PDF documents are sent via email. The letter goes on to demand restitution in the amount of $1,000 per employee for patent infringement. You read that right. $1,000 per employee. And they are not going after the manufacturers of digital scanners—they are victimizing the end user companies, who likely lack the same kind of financial and legal resources to combat this kind of intimidation.
Luckily, for ImageTag customers, these patent trolls probably do not pose a serious threat.
For ImageTag customers, the patents specifically mentioned in these letters (PDFs being emailed to or from a scanner) are easily circumnavigated by one of the following capture methods inherent to KwikTag:
Here are some other methods to get files (any file type) into KwikTag which are not in direct sight of the supposed patent infringement:
At the same time, the fight continues against patent trolling at the state and federal level.
Luckily for the business community at large, state attorney offices and legislatures are taking steps to make patent trolls who attack end customers illegal. The US attorney general is also looking to make patent trolling illegal at the federal level. For example, my home state, New York, is the latest.
This notification is not meant to transmit legal advice so if you or one your clients are contacted by a patent troll, it is always best to consult legal counsel. If you’d like more information about this matter, please check out the resources listed below:
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Sherwood Systems Achieves Microsoft Competencies – Gold ERP and Silver CRM
Sherwood Systems is proud to announce our competencies in the new Microsoft Partner Program. We have attained the Gold Enterprise Resource Planning certification and the Silver Customer Relationship Management certification. Partners with gold competencies represent organizations (and associated individuals) that have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment within a specific Microsoft business solution area.
Sherwood Systems is recognized by Microsoft for commitment to customers…
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The Microsoft Dynamics GP User Group (GPUG) and Sherwood Systems invites you to attend the premier annual conference for Dynamics GP users, GPUG partners and key Dynamics GP personnel from Microsoft. GPUG is designed to help you optimize your usage of Microsoft Dynamics GP in your business. Visit us in Booth 503!
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Sherwood Systems recently received recognition from Microsoft for outstanding customer
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The Terrific Teamwork Award from Microsoft recognizes outstanding partnership in working together on a customer’s needs…
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