Microsoft’s army of lawyers was no match for a kid from Kent State.
For the past four months, Zamos has been fighting four high-powered attorneys. They claimed he violated trademark and copyright laws by selling two unopened pieces of software on eBay for $203.50.
Cleveland lawyers Robert Chudakoff and Edward Simms, along with San Francisco lawyers Roy Bartlett and Cameron Alston, allege that the sale cost Microsoft hundreds of thousands of dollars in “irreparable damage.” They demanded that Zamos hand over his eBay profits ($143.50) and cover the company’s court costs and legal fees.
The honchos at Bill Gates’ empire probably thought it would be an easy, open-and-shut case, just like the 1,045 similar suits they have filed.
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