Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Nov 2013 09:34 UTC
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A new front opened today in the patent wars between large technology companies, as a consortium that owns thousands of patents from the Nortel bankruptcy auction filed suit against Google and other manufacturers alleging infringement. Rockstar, which is owned jointly by Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony, filed suit in US District Court in Texas. In addition to Google, the consortium has alleged infringement by Asus, HTC, Huawei, LG, Pantech, Samsung, and ZTE.

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Since then, as recounted by Wired, Rockstar has been devoted to reverse-engineering the patents and looking for evidence of infringement. "Pretty much anybody out there is infringing," John Veschi, the CEO of Rockstar, told the magazine. "It would be hard for me to envision that there are high-tech companies out there that don't use some of the patents in our portfolio."

I told you Apple and Microsoft were patent trolls. They specifically set up a satellite company that owns nothing but patents, with the sole goal of attacking the competition in the courtroom instead of the market. What a bunch of low-life scum.

I'm surprised by Sony there, though. They use Android themselves.

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RE[6]: Just a slight difference
by MOS6510 on Fri 1st Nov 2013 10:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Just a slight difference"
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I've made no judgement what the patents ware are for, what companies try to accomplish or who is right and who is wrong.

For me it's just another stage or chapter in a long ongoing situation in which every participant has done things someone could/would consider wrong, evil or silly.

The people who make the rules probably are aware that it has become beyond messy, but I don't thing things change overnight and if things are going to change it may take years for any rules are changed or effects are noticed.

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