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[13]: Patents are patents
by pantheraleo on Wed 6th Jul 2011 15:27 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Patents are patents"
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Just read this, will you? It will explain everything.

I did read it. You are reading something into it that isn't there. You also conveniently ignored the giant flag at the top of that article that says "The factual accuracy of this article is disputed."

The following facts are abundantly clear:

1. The U.S. Supreme Court specifically stated in 1972 in Gottschalk v. Benson that it was NOT ruling all software patents to be invalid just because it ruled that particular one to be invalid since it was based on prior art from the 19th century.

2. Stak Electronics vs. Microsoft proves your 1998 date is wrong.

Your 1998 date is wrong Thom. It simply is. And at this point, you are only digging yourself a deeper hole trying to defend your factually incorrect statement because you don't want to simply admit that you were wrong.

Edited 2011-07-06 15:30 UTC

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