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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How come Microsh!t ... doesn't file against Apple? Or Google? Is it because they know they don't have a leg to stand on?

In the case of Google, I'm guessing that it has more to do with business opportunities. First go for royalties, since it is cheaper to negotiate than litigate. Cell phone makers have the most to lose in this equation, so go for the instead of Google. If that fails, sue. It is risky, so Microsoft would probably have a few legs (patents) cut off in the process. But I highly doubt that every patent would be invalidated, so they would win the battle.

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