Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2011 15:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the biggest one yet. Microsoft's professional extortion campaign - the third side of the same triangle it shares with Apple and Oracle - has finally hit Samsung. The two companies have signed a patent licensing agreement concerning Samsung's use of Android, in which a rumoured fee of $15 (!) per device will flow from Seoul to Redmond. Not entirely coincidentally, that's about the price of a Windows Phone 7 license.
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Do we know which patents?
by phoudoin on Wed 28th Sep 2011 16:02 UTC
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Plus, as far as I know, the patents Microsoft claims are violated by any Linux based device, Android included, are all software ones.

Since when software patents are considered valid world-wide!? I fail to see why a phone manufacturer should license a software license from MS to ba allowed to sell his products in a market where software patents have no ground, like Europe.

What am I missing here?

Edited 2011-09-28 16:03 UTC

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