Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 19:29 UTC
Legal "Microsoft and Facebook announced today a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will assign to Facebook the right to purchase a portion of the patent portfolio it recently agreed to acquire from AOL. Facebook has agreed to purchase this portion for $550 million in cash." Is it just me or is Microsoft focussing more and more on peddling patents?
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 20:04 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

I wonder what are the terms, and whether Facebook will be adopting the same stinky approach towards patents as Microsoft.

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it isn't just you
by gus3 on Tue 24th Apr 2012 00:32 UTC
gus3
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2010-09-02

"Is it just me or is Microsoft focussing more and more on peddling patents?"

Microsoft's tech development (hardware and software) has been little more than a "Johnny come lately" for the past ten years. Since they can't win on that front, their best (current) option is to make others lose.

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