Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 22:52 UTC, submitted by ephracis
Legal Since competing on merit is looked down upon in the computer and software world, companies in this business usually go for the blindfolded chick with the scale and sword. Up until recently, Microsoft didn't go for the whole patent litigation thing, but now that they've tasted some, they want more. They just sued Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec for patent infringement because they use Android.
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RE[2]: Patent Infringement
by tomcat on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 00:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Patent Infringement"
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

It's HTC's choice to license patents and pass along the cost to you -- because HTC decides where the products are being marketed. Don't like it? Don't buy HTC. It's that simple.

As for money and politics, I could care less who contributes and who doesn't. But if you DON'T contribute, don't pretend that you aren't aware that you don't have a voice.

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RE[3]: Patent Infringement
by JAlexoid on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 01:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Patent Infringement"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

It's HTC's choice to license patents and pass along the cost to you -- because HTC decides where the products are being marketed. Don't like it? Don't buy HTC. It's that simple.

As for money and politics, I could care less who contributes and who doesn't. But if you DON'T contribute, don't pretend that you aren't aware that you don't have a voice.


I actually didn't buy any HTC device after the deal was announced. So I am "voting with my Euros".
My anger is at the fact that that activity is possible. Because I am pretty sure, that I pay for other US software patents that I am not aware of.
(And Americans wonder why a lot of people "dislike" American foreign policies and foreign economic policies.)

I don't contribute, because I am not a citizen of US. I do a lot where my contributions have effect - my own country.

Edited 2011-03-22 01:22 UTC

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RE[4]: Patent Infringement
by lemur2 on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 01:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Patent Infringement"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"It's HTC's choice to license patents and pass along the cost to you -- because HTC decides where the products are being marketed. Don't like it? Don't buy HTC. It's that simple. As for money and politics, I could care less who contributes and who doesn't. But if you DON'T contribute, don't pretend that you aren't aware that you don't have a voice.
I actually didn't buy any HTC device after the deal was announced. So I am "voting with my Euros". My anger is at the fact that that activity is possible. Because I am pretty sure, that I pay for other US software patents that I am not aware of. (And Americans wonder why a lot of people "dislike" American foreign policies and foreign economic policies.) I don't contribute, because I am not a citizen of US. I do a lot where my contributions have effect - my own country. "

Via software patent aggression America is trying to collect bogus rent (actually extortion) from the rest of the world.

This is relevant:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/032111-microsoft-i4i-patent.h...

The rest of the world does not owe America a living.

Edited 2011-03-22 01:47 UTC

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