I'm posting this here in order to draw this incident to the attention of the AP community.
Daniel Stenberg, the author of
curl, a popular portable open-source file-transfer tool and library, is being consulted on a possible infringement of a mechanism for resuming interrupted file transfers. His blog has details, including already a substantial list of prior art which should hopefully be sufficient to overthrow the patent. Still, it would be useful to scrutinize the patent and at least verify his findings.
The blog is from 2011 and I am not sure what the present status of the litigation is. I was unable to find any further information by googling the case number. Has the case been dismissed? Or decided?