Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:02 UTC, submitted by viator
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD. Both Asustek and Acer have revealed that Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees upon the two Taiwanese hardware makers to prevent them from shipping Android and/or Chrome OS devices.
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RE: Anti-competitive?
by l3v1 on Thu 28th Oct 2010 19:57 UTC in reply to "Anti-competitive?"
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How does protecting these patents make Microsoft anti-competitive?

Well, I don't know about you [well, actually I do, as your comment is telling enough], but not settling those eventual patent issues in court with Google, instead trying to gather some arbitrary amount of cash from whatever manufacturers doesn't seem to be a nice move to say the least, and it's definitely not the way any kind of patent disputes should be dealt with.

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