FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Florida lawyer Michael Alex Wasylik announced that he has filed suit today in U.S. District Court in Tampa against Chicago-based web application firm 37Signals. The suit alleges trademark infringement of the Perpetual Beta name and seeks damages in the amount of 13 signals – just over one-third of the company.
“I’ve ben using this name since 2000,” said Wasylik, “and then these guys come along and tarnish it by applying it to fly-by-night dot-coms like Google and Flickr. They’ve probably never had an original thought in their lives. I’ll show them!”
Citing a recent surge in online theft of intellectual property, Wasylik said the only remedy was to “sue the bastards. Sue them so hard that their grandkids feel it.” Asked how he filed the suit on a Sunday, Wasylik said that the court has special hours for the April 1st holiday