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