Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 22:12 UTC
Microsoft "One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android. Google's Linux-based mobile operating system is a favorite target for Microsoft's patent attorneys, who are suing numerous Android vendors and just today announced that another manufacturer has agreed to write checks to Microsoft every time it ships an Android device. Microsoft's latest target is Wistron Corp., which has signed a patent agreement 'that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome platform', Microsoft announced." That's the reality we live in, folks. This is at least as criminal - if not more so - than Microsoft's monopoly abuse late last century. After the Nortel crap, it's completely left the black helicopter camp for me: Microsoft, Apple, and several others are working together to fight Android the only way they know how: with underhand mafia tactics. Absolutely sickening. Hey Anonymous, are you listening? YES I WENT THERE.
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RE[4]: Patents are patents
by ourcomputerbloke on Wed 6th Jul 2011 00:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Patents are patents"
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Nice underhanded insult.

Wow, talk about having a huge chip on your shoulder.

It wasn't intended as an insult but the fact that you took it as one, and still didn't answer the question while obviously voting the comment down, should tell many of the readers here a story.

The reason its not obvious to anyone who hasn't written anything significant is that there are many ways to achieve the same or similar end result in software and hardware for that matter, so it's quite reasonable to expect that someone can copy a concept (patent) without ever infringing on copyright.

News just happens, software doesn't, so your example of news tells me that you have no concept of what is involved in developing then coding a software concept, and therefore the R&D that goes into large projects. Again, not designed as an insult, just the truth, but take it as you will.

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