Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 23:47 UTC
Legal "He's one of 10 reverse-engineers working full time for a stealthy company funded by some of the biggest names in technology: Apple, Microsoft, Research In Motion, Sony, and Ericsson. Called the Rockstar Consortium, the 32-person outfit has a single-minded mission: It examines successful products, like routers and smartphones, and it tries to find proof that these products infringe on a portfolio of over 4,000 technology patents once owned by one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. When a Rockstar engineer uncovers evidence of infringement, the company documents it, contacts the manufacturer, and demands licensing fees for the patents in question. The demand is backed by the implicit threat of a patent lawsuit in federal court." And then people wonder why I call Apple and Microsoft patent trolls. These are the people destroying this industry, with Apple, Microsoft, RIM, etc. money. Sickeningly low.
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RE[3]: How stupid were Google
by cyrilleberger on Wed 23rd May 2012 12:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: How stupid were Google"
cyrilleberger
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I admire your confidence in Google's ethics.


For the record, I have no confidence in Google's ethics, and the only information I give them is my search queries. And I do not believe that part of the management was not involved in one way or an other in Google's misbehaviour. However, it is clear that the leader of the company make their best to publicly appear clean, and that is why they would never associate themselves openly to a patent troll.

(And I agree with Thom, you might dislike Android, you might think it is a rip-off of iOS, but calling the most used smartphone OS a fiasco is very very far fetched, by that standard, I have no idea what the word success would mean).

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