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[17]: Patents are patents
by pantheraleo on Wed 6th Jul 2011 15:59 UTC in reply to "RE[16]: Patents are patents"
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You are ignoring the other article which clearly comes to the same conclusion as I do. Funny.

I'm not ignoring anything. I'm simply stating facts. Software patents have existed, and been upheld, since long before 1998. Here is your exact quote:

Software patents were not granted before 1998

That claim is 100% false. And I have proven that beyond any doubt. Software patents have been granted since the 1960s, and have been upheld in court since long before 1998.

I am starting to think you are abusing your admin powers though to mod my comments down. After all, everyone who is interested in this topic has no doubt already commented on it, and therefore should not be able to mod anymore.

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