Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 17:31 UTC
Legal And yet another major Android vendor will pay protection money to Microsoft. "Microsoft and LG Electronics have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for LG's tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome OS Platform. The contents of the agreement have not been disclosed." You know your technology sector is terminally ill when this sort of bullshit is considered normal.
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by Lorin on Fri 13th Jan 2012 06:40 UTC
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Patent protection as covered by the US Constitution was created to protect individual inventions which are only hardware as software did not exist when the founding documents were created. Since software patents were never considered, they cannot exist as that would require a change in the Constitution to include any subjects that did not exist when written. The lawyers like to ignore that bit of inconvenient common law theory.

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