Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 11:04 UTC
Legal "Microsoft today issued a brief statement promising to make 'essential patents' available to competitors at fair and reasonable licensing rates, and promised not to sue companies making products that infringe these patents. The actual patents themselves weren't disclosed, but Microsoft joins both Google and Apple in making recent statements on so-called fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory licensing terms. Such licensing terms designate certain patents as essential to complying with industry standards, making them available for licensing at (supposedly) lower-than-usual rates." This industry is dysfunctional.
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Apple: You first!
by amadensor on Fri 10th Feb 2012 17:14 UTC
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Maybe Apple could start by only enforcing reasonable patents. Come on, rectangles cause products to be blocked from sale??? Slide to unlock is fin on my gate, but causes a product to be banned from sale.

Hey, Apple, the street goes both ways. Maybe if you would play nice, you wouldn't get sued so much.

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