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]: Front page
by tomcat on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 00:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Front page"
tomcat
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"So how does this DIRECTLY affect you and me? Answer: it doesn't.
Really? You think it does not? How are they going to write off the losses due to the lawsuit? I can't imagine that the investors will be OK in absorbing those costs without increasing margins on some things. "

To some degree, you're right on that point. IF it's a publicly traded company -- and the ones being sued are -- then they would typically account for these sorts of losses on the balance sheet.

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