Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jun 2014 08:32 UTC
Microsoft

A list of hundreds of patents that Microsoft believes entitle it to royalties over Android phones, and perhaps smartphones in general, has been published on a Chinese language website.

The patents Microsoft plans to wield against Android describe a range of technologies. They include lots of technologies developed at Microsoft, as well as patents that Microsoft acquired by participating in the Rockstar Consortium, which spent $4.5 billion on patents that were auctioned off after the Nortel bankruptcy.

These are the secret patents Microsoft's patent mafia uses as a club to beat other companies into paying protection money.

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RE: Sad
by silviucc on Mon 16th Jun 2014 14:42 UTC in reply to "Sad"
silviucc
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2009-12-05

I'm curious, what exactly did they innovate? Most of their software started as cheap knock-off copies of established products (Mac OS, Word Perfect, etc...)

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