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: wow
by Not2Sure on Thu 7th Jul 2011 07:07 UTC in reply to "wow"
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Oracle v Google has nothing to do with SCO and Linux, geek. I'm sure in your head they are somehow analogical because well ... no it's not at all.

And I hate to tell you this but your certainty regarding that action is unjustified to say the least. Please plug into your source of truth (aka wikipedia's search bar) non-final rejection and then google what you find to see how many patents received this procedural status that were ultimately upheld. Color me unsurprised that you seem to believe you are an authority based on what you read from headlines.

Telling other people to read more and you have zero clue. OSNews really is /.

Finally I keep hearing this notion echoed as if it were some kind of insight that these companies are paying only because they dont want to incur the cost of litigation. That's called indemnification. That's exactly what we're talking about. No wait, let's call it extortion and pretend its criminal! Jesus. Next up on the crazy train that is SlashOSNewsdot a story about how insurance is gambling!

If it were true that as you "experts" state, that any case would be laughed out of court in a day or so because the claims you've never read are SOOOO obviously false then there would be no need to seek indemnity against the risk because the cost is negligble compared to the cost of indemnifcation. QED

Just seriously go back to eating your burrito at your desk or whatever, but for God's sake wash your hands before you touch that keyboard, cuz that's just disgusting.

I'm kinda done responding to trolls here, sorry. Thanks for making the interwebs such a salon of "worthy" conversation.

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