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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RE[3]: Thom has it backwards
by phoudoin on Thu 29th Sep 2011 07:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Thom has it backwards"
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

"Can you cite examples... "

Notification system.
Multitasking.
System wide copy & paste.

"They innovated a technology that they didn't have legal allowance to use in the first place?"

These days, all technology is locked down by legal trolling. Nobody can innovate anymore without stepping on the legal shoes of someone else.

That would not be a problem is the shoes guys were continuing to innovate on their own... shoes technology. But they less and less do that.
Instead they place themselves in the middle of a mandatory corridor and simply wait that people step on their shoes so they can yell at them until they receive some cash.

Last but not least, they all started their business also by stepping on (giant) shoes too. The giant just didn't notice them, then. Or just want to be a giant troll.

Again, it's "do as we say, not as we did" pure hypocrisy.

Edited 2011-09-29 07:54 UTC

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