Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 22:52 UTC, submitted by ephracis
Legal Since competing on merit is looked down upon in the computer and software world, companies in this business usually go for the blindfolded chick with the scale and sword. Up until recently, Microsoft didn't go for the whole patent litigation thing, but now that they've tasted some, they want more. They just sued Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec for patent infringement because they use Android.
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RE[6]: Patent Infringement
by tomcat on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 04:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Patent Infringement"
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If the patent claims get thrown out, as there seems at first galnce to be a very good chance

These companies will no doubt mount a legal defense, and they'll have an opportunity to have the patents nullified. But I wouldn't bet on it.

... then Microsoft is a sitting duck for tortiuous interference and antitrust counterclaims.

Given that you're not a lawyer and what you've just typed is utter bullshit, I can only laugh at you. This is the equivalent of monkeys throwing shit against the wall in hopes that something will stick.

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