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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True enough. But with the fact that most of these cases get settled with cash, even the infamous Apple vs. Microsoft one, there doesn't seem to be any real concern that actual intellectual property is being violated, and the patent system wasn't invented just so corporations could make more money through lawsuits. All I want to know is when does this come into play:

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