Patent troll is killing networked sex toy industry


Thanks to a patent troll, dildos won't be allowed to have sex with fleshlights! Annalee Newitz at Gizmodo delivers the bad news:

[I]f you have a sex toy that can be remotely-controlled using "existing computer networks" (that's how stupidly broad this thing is) OR controlled by a video on your computer, then it is supposedly covered by this foolish, foolish patent.

And that's why patent trolling company TZU recently bought it, and promptly tried to sue a bunch of sex toy startups for infringement.