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[3]: Threatened
by TheGZeus on Thu 28th Oct 2010 22:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Threatened"
TheGZeus
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2010-05-19

I didn't say they violated them. I said that's what they used against HTC.

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RE[4]: Threatened
by lemur2 on Thu 28th Oct 2010 23:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Threatened"
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2007-02-17

I didn't say they violated them. I said that's what they used against HTC.


You are spot on. Fair enough.

Nevertheless, this is the whole bone of contention here. Microsoft is persecuting OEMs for installing Android by threatening lawsuits over patents which Android does not violate.

Android is not written by Microsoft. Linux doesn't work like Windows. No Microsoft patents in question are violated.

So where does Microsoft get off threatening companies?

THAT is the crux of the matter.

Edited 2010-10-28 23:37 UTC

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