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[3]: Comment by rubberneck
by kristoph on Fri 29th Oct 2010 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck"
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Companies have fiduciary duty to their shareholders to make money. Microsoft is doing that, the law is on their side.

Making use a of rights granted to you under the law to get compensation is not even in the same ballpark as killing things.

( ... you realize that unless your a vegetarian there are many birds/animals being killed to feed you but your somehow cool with that while a patent issue invokes moral outrage?).


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