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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RE: the future of computing
by Neolander on Thu 25th Aug 2011 07:16 UTC in reply to "the future of computing"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

If excessive patenting wins, computing as we know it has no future.

It will in effect legitimate a few big companies, and crush all minors actors. Competition will thus end.

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