The company, Pangea Intellectual Properties, claim that they hold the patent over any automated commerce done by text and graphics on a video monitor. PIP plans to put as many small companies out of business as possible (50 so far) to build a war chest and set a legal precedent to take on larger companies like ebay or even microsoft. If you are interested, and you should be, click here for the whole sad story. And don't let the "If you own or operate an e-commerce web site" at the begining of the page lull you into a false sense of security. This will eventually (as they sue more and more companies) affect all your online purchases (products and services), stock transfers, online banking and more by eliminating them altogether or causing their prices to go up.