Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Sep 2012 16:53 UTC
Google There's a bit of a story going on between Google, Acer, and Alibaba, a Chinese mobile operating system vendor. Acer wanted to ship a device with Alibaba's operating system, but Google asked them not to, and Acer complied. The reason is that Acer is a member of the Open Handset Alliance, which prohibits the promotion of non-standard Android implementations - exactly what Alibaba is shipping. On top of that, Alibaba's application store hosts pirated Android applications, including ones from Google.
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RE[6]: Comment by clasqm
by jared_wilkes on Tue 18th Sep 2012 04:34 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by clasqm"
jared_wilkes
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It doesn't mean, as this fictional account seems to imply, that there is some stash of patents that Google desperately needs to get it's grubby hands on in Cupertino...


That's a fictional summary if I ever saw one. Where in the primary post or the two posts I linked to does anyone suggest that Google "desperately needs to get it's grubby on" Apple's patents?

You asked a question: what is he even talking about? You suggested that there was no evidence that Google was suggesting that there are some patents that they should be granted access to. I provided links to Mueller's thinking and from an independent, objective source that draws exactly the same conclusion as Mueller: that Google wants to change patent law to make it compulsory for Apple (and Microsoft) to license its/their desired (but not standard essential) patents.

If you want to get all conspiracy theorist on that, you can't claim yourself any better than how you describe Mueller.

Edited 2012-09-18 04:35 UTC

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