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 westlake on Thu 18th Apr 2013 13:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by twitterfire"
westlake
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2010-01-07

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.


Smaller targets?

Foxconn has 1.3 million employees.

It is the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer measured by revenues.

[NT$ 3.452 trillion (2011)]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxconn

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