Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:02 UTC, submitted by viator
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD. Both Asustek and Acer have revealed that Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees upon the two Taiwanese hardware makers to prevent them from shipping Android and/or Chrome OS devices.
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RE: Comment by rubberneck
by tomcat on Thu 28th Oct 2010 20:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by rubberneck"
tomcat
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2006-01-06

How about Google paying for proper royalties, and licensing Android so this nonsense won't happen. Then they can compete on merit.


Because the geeks on this thread don't acknowledge the primacy of patent law in the U.S. market, so they can't even entertain such conversations. Which is why you've been marked down by them.

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RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 20:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by rubberneck"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Good people violate bad laws. If the law told you to kill a kitten evry morning, would you do it?

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by tomcat on Thu 28th Oct 2010 21:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck"
RE[3]: Comment by rubberneck
by re_re on Thu 28th Oct 2010 21:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck"
re_re Member since:
2005-07-06

So many kittens, so little time.

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Yes. You should kill a kitten
by daddio on Thu 28th Oct 2010 23:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck"
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RE[3]: Comment by rubberneck
by thavith_osn on Thu 28th Oct 2010 23:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

I don't like cats ;-)

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RE[3]: Comment by rubberneck
by kristoph on Fri 29th Oct 2010 18:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck"
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2006-01-01

Companies have fiduciary duty to their shareholders to make money. Microsoft is doing that, the law is on their side.

Making use a of rights granted to you under the law to get compensation is not even in the same ballpark as killing things.

( ... you realize that unless your a vegetarian there are many birds/animals being killed to feed you but your somehow cool with that while a patent issue invokes moral outrage?).

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RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck
by lemur2 on Thu 28th Oct 2010 22:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by rubberneck"
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2007-02-17

"How about Google paying for proper royalties, and licensing Android so this nonsense won't happen. Then they can compete on merit.
Because the geeks on this thread don't acknowledge the primacy of patent law in the U.S. market, so they can't even entertain such conversations. Which is why you've been marked down by them. "

Hardly. The fact of the matter is that Google's OS probably doesn't contain the patented "inventions" in the first place.

Android isn't Microsoft's code. FAT or email aren't Microsoft's inventions. Linux doesn't work like Windows.

Period.

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RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck
by JAlexoid on Fri 29th Oct 2010 22:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by rubberneck"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Because the geeks on this thread don't acknowledge the primacy of patent law in the U.S. market, so they can't even entertain such conversations. Which is why you've been marked down by them.


Problem is that Microsoft will use the US law to enforce the patent fees on consumers in all countries. No matter how important you think US is, that is just wrong.

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