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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In bigger picture this is an American protectionism
by dsmogor on Fri 29th Oct 2010 18:44 UTC in reply to "Zero surprise."
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This is more. An American company is using dubious American patent system rejected elsewhere to prevent foreign producers from entering American market with their solutions without paying a penalty fee.
This is nothing but kind of protectionism and should therefore be dealt with by some trade regulating international body.

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