Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Oct 2010 14:25 UTC
Windows With the release of Windows Phone 7 upon us, the hype machine now goes all the way up to 11. While hype machines are generally relatively harmless and easy to poke a hole through, coordinated FUD campaigns by patent trolls are not. After Apple and Microsoft trolled HTC, and Microsoft now trolling Motorola, the actual FUD campaign against Android is in full swing.
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Patents are an intrinsic part of the US constitution, so it is not gonna happen.

The US constitution says nothing about software patents that often cover very basic ideas that could be invented by almost anyone anytime.

But, yeah, many big companies in the USA seem to fear that the only means to compete against the growing competition is by building a protective wall from their so-called "intellectual property". But that is more about blocking others than about encouraging innovation and competition.

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