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[3]: Comment by testman
by molnarcs on Thu 8th Sep 2011 06:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by testman"
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No it can't because a patent pool cannot be used offensively, it's purely a defensive vehicle.

There is a reason Google 'sold' these patents to HTC. HTC needed patents they could use offensively and so they had to be the patent owner to have the right to use them in that way.

That was truly silly, even coming from you. HTC was sued by Apple so when they counter-sue, they are using those patents defensively. HTC did not initiate (offensive use of patents) lawsuits against Apple, it sued Apple in response (defensive use of patents) to being sued by Apple.

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