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]: Zero surprise.
by lemur2 on Sat 30th Oct 2010 12:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Zero surprise."
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I am no fan of Microsoft but asking a company to pay for a license fee for a patent you hold is perfectly legal.

What is your view about this situation, however, where Microsoft is asking a company to pay for a license to Microsoft patents which the company's products do not embody?

BTW: It has been said many times before that the easiest way to spot a Microsoft astroturfer is when they helpfully identify themselves by prefacing their posts by saying "I am no fan of Microsoft".

It is truly a great help, so thanks for that.

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