Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Oct 2010 21:08 UTC
General Development Anyone who did not see this one coming after Microsoft's patent deal with HTC and Apple's meticulousness in avoiding Windows Mobile in its suit against HTC hasn't been paying attention. Microsoft has filed a patent complaint with the US International Trade Commission, as well as a patent lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington against Motorola over its Android-based devices.
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Dog pile on Google!
by JeffS on Fri 1st Oct 2010 22:10 UTC
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Apple, Oracle, and Microsoft are all ganging up on Google in the hopes of destroying Android.

This, being that Android is such a huge competitive threat against the following:

iOS/iPhone/iTouch/iPad ... Apple's cash cow

JME - Oracle's asset, worth about a 100 million a year, and potentially much more in the right hands, in licensing (JME was the one area where Sun managed to make some money on Java).

Windows Phone 7 / Zune ... an area Microsoft desperately needs to grow in.

Thus, I highly doubt Google is going to take all of this lying down. Android is waaaaay too important for their overall strategies, for them to let this continue.

I'm sure Google has tons of key search, web service, and data munging related patents, and could use them to counter punch these dog pilers, stifling iTunes, Oracle cloud products, and Bing.

Should be interesting.

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