Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Apr 2013 22:27 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Microsoft "One company - Taiwan's Foxconn - makes a staggering 40 percent of the world's consumer electronic devices. Starting now, Microsoft will be getting paid a toll on many of those devices. The company's long patent-licensing campaign has landed its biggest client yet in licensing Foxconn, formally named Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Foxconn has agreed to take a license for any product it produces that runs Google's Android or Chrome operating systems." More protection money for the Microsoft patent mafia.
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by twitterfire on Wed 17th Apr 2013 22:44 UTC
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It's easier to attack smaller targets like HTC or Foxconn because they don't have Apple's, Google's or Samsung's money to defend in courts. And they don't have many patents of their own to countersue.

I think taiwanese companies - Asus, VIA, Acer, Foxconn, HTC - should assemble a national pool of patents to defend against the likes of Microsoft. Korean companies like Samsung should do the same. Chinese companies don't have to worry as much.

We are blessed in EU, we don't produce almost any electronic devices so no one can sue us. ;)

Edited 2013-04-17 22:54 UTC

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