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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RE[3]: makes perfect sense
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sat 2nd Oct 2010 13:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: makes perfect sense"
Fettarme H-Milch
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2010-02-16

Why should Motorola pay Microsoft

My information about Motorola is that they are a firm supporter of software patents.
If they want other companies to respect their patents, it's only fair if they respect the ones from MS as well.
I've never seen a press release or anything by Motorola that they active fight software patents and that their refusal to license from MS is a political statement against those patents.
If that was the case, I'd fully support Motorola. But as long as I don't have different info about Moto, I merely see this as a dispute between two software patent proponents. Whoever wins doesn't matter because neither company has any plans to do lobby work for abolishing software patents.

If you have different info about Motorola, I'll revoke my comment.
Until then: Within Moto's mindset as software patent supporter, Moto should've been paying MS.

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