Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Dec 2010 21:57 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal Well well well well well, paint me red and call me a girly scout. I've been saying for months now that there's much more collaboration between Apple and Microsoft than their respective fanboys want to believe, especially when it comes to fighting Google and Android, which both companies partly do via patent suits. More evidence for this has emerged today. Remember CPTN Holdings, the consortium led by Microsoft which bought that bundle of patents from Novell? Which other companies are part of this consortium? EMC. Oracle. Apple.
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RE: A defensive action by Apple
by TheGZeus on Fri 17th Dec 2010 15:16 UTC in reply to "A defensive action by Apple"
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It can and has paid for the lawyers.

This company just tried (and probably will, considering the level of corruption in the US patent system) to patent 'shareable apps'.

Considering the visual they presented, it consists of paying for something (is the exchange of money really a neccessary step here?) downloading a program, sending it via a third party to another person, who can do the same, and at some point someone else pays for something... That's called... the Internet.
_that's_ an offensive action, because I'm offended.

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