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[2]: how about
by JAlexoid on Fri 29th Oct 2010 22:28 UTC in reply to "RE: how about"
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Chopping off a significant portion of your target market for ideology is rarely a good business idea.

I totally agree, it's just I don't agree that the royalties for patents that are valid in one, or a small number of countries, would be spread out globally. Specially, where the company that pays the patent royalties isn't even based in US (I'm talking HTC, Asus...).

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