Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Nov 2013 10:04 UTC, submitted by mbpark
Microsoft

Microsoft is generating $2 billion per year in revenue from Android patent royalties, says Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund in a new note on the company.

He estimates that the Android revenue has a 95% margin, so it's pretty much all profit.

This money, says Sherlund, helps Microsoft hide the fact that its mobile and Xbox groups are burning serious cash.

Microsoft has not written a single line of Android code, yet rakes in the profits through scummy software patents. Crime does pay.

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RE[2]: Crime does pay ?
by Delgarde on Thu 7th Nov 2013 22:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Crime does pay ?"
Delgarde
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Agreed... calling this kind of thing a crime misses the point - it's *not* a crime, it's just the inevitable (and totally legal) outcome of a badly broken patent system.

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