Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Oct 2010 21:08 UTC
General Development Anyone who did not see this one coming after Microsoft's patent deal with HTC and Apple's meticulousness in avoiding Windows Mobile in its suit against HTC hasn't been paying attention. Microsoft has filed a patent complaint with the US International Trade Commission, as well as a patent lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington against Motorola over its Android-based devices.
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Dog pile on Google!
by JeffS on Fri 1st Oct 2010 22:10 UTC
JeffS
Member since:
2005-07-12

Apple, Oracle, and Microsoft are all ganging up on Google in the hopes of destroying Android.

This, being that Android is such a huge competitive threat against the following:

iOS/iPhone/iTouch/iPad ... Apple's cash cow

JME - Oracle's asset, worth about a 100 million a year, and potentially much more in the right hands, in licensing (JME was the one area where Sun managed to make some money on Java).

Windows Phone 7 / Zune ... an area Microsoft desperately needs to grow in.

Thus, I highly doubt Google is going to take all of this lying down. Android is waaaaay too important for their overall strategies, for them to let this continue.

I'm sure Google has tons of key search, web service, and data munging related patents, and could use them to counter punch these dog pilers, stifling iTunes, Oracle cloud products, and Bing.

Should be interesting.

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RE: Dog pile on Google!
by OSGuy on Fri 1st Oct 2010 22:31 in reply to "Dog pile on Google!"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

Apple, Oracle, and Microsoft are all ganging up on Google in the hopes of destroying Android.


You know what, I see a pattern here and one must be completely ignorant not to see this.

Apple sues HTC (Android)
Microsoft strikes a patent deal with HTC (because of Android)
Oracle sues Google (Android)
Microsoft sues Motorola (Android)

Edited 2010-10-01 22:32 UTC

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RE[2]: Dog pile on Google!
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 1st Oct 2010 23:52 in reply to "RE: Dog pile on Google!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Get IBM in there and you got the old boys club together.

I hope Google comes in guns a'blazing. Block iOS/WP7 from ALL Google services. See how those dicks in Cupertino and Redmond like that. Have fun Binging, Apple fanboys. Let's see how long it takes for Apple to come crawling back to Google's services.

Edited 2010-10-01 23:53 UTC

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RE: Dog pile on Google!
by Karitku on Sat 2nd Oct 2010 09:03 in reply to "Dog pile on Google!"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

Sigh, this has nothing to do with Andoid itself. Google has created Android so that it breaks many patents, they know that how else you think they could release Nexus One without having sued? Because they have deals with Apple and Microsoft to allow them to use those patents.

Reason why Apple or Microsoft aren't suing Google over Android is that it's not PRODUCT. Google doesn't sell it as product nor distribute working images which would be products. When phone maker uses Android(the base) they basicly take something as recipe and turn it to product. However when they do that and sell the product they use someone elses patents and gain unfair advantage against those who pay for those patents.

Instead of seeing at as Microsoft trying to be greedy, it's more that Motorola is greedy and tries to get unfair advantage against other phone makers like Samsung and HTC which aren't sued here.

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