In a wild and raucous display of legal bravado, ENS developer Nick Johnson has unleashed a scathing attack on blockchain domains company Unstoppable Domains. Johnson, known for his fearless pursuit of justice in the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) realm, has demanded that Unstoppable Domains drop their recently awarded patent or face the wrath of a lawsuit.
The patent in question, US11558344, claims to be the brainchild of Braden River Pezeshki, Matthew Everett Gould, and Bogdan Gusiev. However, Johnson vehemently argues that this patent is nothing more than a shameless rip-off of ENS innovations. According to Johnson, the patent lacks any originality and is merely a regurgitation of ENS’s groundbreaking work.
ENS, a distributed naming system based on the Ethereum blockchain, has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the mapping of human-readable names to machine-readable identifiers. Johnson asserts that all ENS work is open-source and readily available for implementation, making Unstoppable Domains’ patent claim all the more audacious.
Despite numerous attempts to engage Unstoppable Domains in dialogue, Johnson claims that his efforts have been met with silence. In response, he has called upon Unstoppable Domains to back up their empty press releases with concrete action. Johnson demands an unconditional and irrevocable patent pledge, a move that would demonstrate Unstoppable Domains’ commitment to rectifying their alleged infringement.
Unstoppable Domains, however, has not taken these accusations lying down. Matthew Gould, one of the alleged inventors from Unstoppable Domains, has extended an invitation for Johnson to join the Web3 Domain Alliance. This alliance, according to Gould, is a collaborative effort to ensure the existence of multiple naming systems, not just ENS.
As the battle rages on, the crypto community watches with bated breath. The implications of this dispute extend far beyond the realm of patents and trademarks. It strikes at the heart of the open-source ethos, challenging the very nature of collaboration and innovation in the blockchain domain industry.
– ENS developer Nick Johnson accuses Unstoppable Domains of infringing on ENS innovations with their recently awarded patent.
– Johnson demands that Unstoppable Domains drop the patent or face legal action.
– Unstoppable Domains claims that their patent is part of a collaborative effort to ensure multiple naming systems.
– The dispute raises questions about the open-source ethos and the future of innovation in the blockchain domain industry.