Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2011 21:38 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y The Google-Microsoft patent war of words is continuing. Yesterday, Google (rightfully so, in my book) accused Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle partaking in an organised patent attack against Android, instead of competing on merit, claiming that they bought up Novell's and Nortel's patents solely to attack Android and its device makers. Microsoft struck back, claiming Google was offered to join in on the bids for the Novell patents, but rejected the offer. Google has now responded to this accusation - and to make matters even more confusing, Microsoft responded back. A public shouting match between two powerful parties? Count me in!
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Patents are supposed to protect innovation and give a window where competitors either can't use a new idea or have to license it...

Am I the only one who thinks this is a very poorly written sentence?! Patent an idea?? C'mon if that is allowed Star track should be in position to license everything from mobile phones to CT Scans etc. Come to think of it... I have an idea give me few minutes to patent it and then I'll tell you all about it...

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