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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Alfman
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2011-01-28

Yamin,

"Look, I'm not going to debate the validity of software patents. But what I can't understand... I really can't... is the idea that there is something different about software patents as opposed to hardware...I really don't understand why people think software patents are different."

I'll admit, that I'm against software patents because this is my field and I can see the negative effect for myself.

For software algorithms, it's about logic and math - these are purely intellectual. It is stupid to grant a private monopoly on such things.

Maybe patents are stupid elsewhere too, but I am biased because software is my domain.

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