Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:00 UTC
Microsoft Well, paint me red and call me a girl scout, I totally did not see this one coming at all. This is so utterly surprising it made my brain explode. Hold on to your panties, because this will rock your world. After pressuring several smaller Android vendors into submission (and yes, HTC is still relatively small compared to other players), Microsoft is now moving on to the big one: Redmond is demanding $15 for every Samsung Android device sold. Samsung's choices are simple: pay up, or face another epic lawsuit.
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RE[2]: Comment by pablo_marx
by pablo_marx on Wed 6th Jul 2011 15:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by pablo_marx"
pablo_marx
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2006-02-03

Your post makes it appear to be a 100% clear divide.

Up until then, the USPTO refused to grant patents on software; after, they ceased resisting, and accepted software patents.

(Where then is the 1998 court ruling).

The post should be updated so people who don't go read comments aren't mislead into believing software patents were only issued from 1998 onwards.

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