Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 21:51 UTC, submitted by Beta
Legal "Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, began arguing its U.S. trade case that Android-based smartphones made by Motorola Mobility Holdings use technology derived from Microsoft inventions. In a trial that began today before the International Trade Commission in Washington, Microsoft accused Motorola Mobility of infringing seven of its patents and requested a halt to imports of certain Motorola phones. The ITC has the power to stop imports of products that violate U.S. patent rights." Hey at least these patent trolls ensure we got stuff to write about.
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More crap like this is the answer :(
by Alfman on Wed 24th Aug 2011 01:41 UTC
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As much as I despise the patent system in the US, I think the only way to get the attention of congress to put a stop this legalized extortion is for more companies to abuse their patent rights.

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