Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:37 UTC
Legal Back in 2010, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, and a few others settled with the US Department of Justice regarding their anti-poaching agreements concerning employees. While the CEOs did a good job of escaping possible prosecution, the affected employees filed a class action lawsuit about this, and judge Lucy Koh has just unsealed a number of emails concerning this case. They paint a pretty grim picture of Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt engaging in mafia practices, threatening smaller companies with patent litigation if they didn't agree to the no-poaching agreements, or demanding to handle matters verbally as to not leave a paper trail.
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No, only Jobs
by Tractor on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 17:32 UTC
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"Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt engaging in mafia practices threatening smaller companies with patent litigation"

This is completely incorrect : only Steve jobs engaged in threatening smaller companies, such as Palm, with Patent wars.

What's this ? Another attempt at pretending to be "fair & unbiaised" by artifically darkening one side ?

There is no evidence that Eric Schmidt did the same, and certainly this was not in the culture of Google back in the time, since they came to buy Motorola patent folio due to the fact they did not developed their own and underestimated the value of such a "thermonuclear weapon".

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