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[5]: Patent Infringement
by lemur2 on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 01:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Patent Infringement"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Whether or not you agree with them is moot. The law is the law.


There are also laws against extortion, racketeering, trying to prevent competition (antitrust) and intefering with other people's legal business relations (in this case between Google & Barnes & Noble). Why would you fail to acknowledge those laws?

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RE[6]: Patent Infringement
by tomcat on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 03:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Patent Infringement"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

" Whether or not you agree with them is moot. The law is the law.
There are also laws against extortion, racketeering, trying to prevent competition (antitrust) and intefering with other people's legal business relations (in this case between Google & Barnes & Noble). Why would you fail to acknowledge those laws? "

Talk about non-sequitors. I hate to break it to you but trying to equate enforcement of a patent with extortion, racketeering, and other illegal behavior is just completely off the rails.

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RE[7]: Patent Infringement
by SReilly on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 15:41 in reply to "RE[6]: Patent Infringement"
SReilly Member since:
2006-12-28

Talk about non-sequitors(sic)...

Lol! You've got a whole lot of leg to stand on there Tomcat. I've been reading your inability to follow simple logic for years so stop being a hypocrite.

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