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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RE: Comment by twitterfire
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 18th Apr 2013 00:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by twitterfire"
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Well, it's not like the U.S. produces much computer hardware either. It mostly comes from China/Taiwan. Assembly of imported parts seems to be about all this country is really good at (aside from making criminals out of everyone). It's just that here, we use stupid-ass software patent law to bully anyone around who dares sell a product on U.S. soil--whether it was actually made in the U.S. or not.

Edited 2013-04-18 00:35 UTC

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