Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Sep 2011 23:33 UTC
Legal Ah, so that's what Google's masterplan is regarding the defense of Android against the patent trolls. HTC has just launched a few more defensive patent lawsuits against Apple, and while that's by far no longer newsworthy, it is this one time. You see, HTC is suing Apple over 9 patents that have only very recently been transferred (namely, a week ago) from Google to HTC. The patents come from Palm, Motorola, and others. This means Google is giving away its patents to Android device makers. Nice of them.
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RE: Comment by testman
by protomank on Thu 8th Sep 2011 00:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by testman"
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Plus, their partners will probally be able to use those patents agains attacks not related to Android, ensuring that they will like to partner instead of wanting that google defend them directly. If this (using those patents in other cases), google is simply being a genious, and no one will care about googlerola anymore, they will go for the patents they can get for free from Android.

Really nice strategy, if true.

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