Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 14:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Yeah, we're continuing with the mobile news for now. As it turns out, there are two ways to deal with ever increasing competition. Where Apple sued HTC, Microsoft has decided to do what it does best: they're trying to extract some form of profit out of the rising popularity of Android phones. This morning, the Redmond giant announced it signed a patent licensing agreement with HTC.
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Google should partner with Nokia and Adobe and pool their significant patent portfolios. Given that Nokia is going OpenSource, it fits well with googles OpenPlatform philosophies. Adobe brings a lot of UI and middleware stack (and they need to clean up their Flash lineup).

I don't see a point in such a pool, first of all Nokia and Google are going head to head in many areas.

Nokia going Open source is a completely separate issue, it has more to do with cost. And their patent portfolio brings in cash and reduces licensing cost, and they spend so much on R&D that it wouldn't make much sense to pool it.

Its best if everyone place nice and license what they need.

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