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[4]: Front page
by WorknMan on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 01:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Front page"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I suspect that there is no such insurance policy for IP/patent infringement.


Of course there is. Just Google 'insurance ip infringement'.

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RE[5]: Front page
by Nth_Man on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 01:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Front page"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

> > I suspect that there is no such insurance policy
> > for IP/patent infringement. [/q]

> Of course there is. Just Google 'insurance ip
> infringement'.

Well, this is basically what some huge companies are talking about: "all of you: if you give me money... you won't spend a bigger amount of money on trials. This is a good deal for you.". Although others call it "protection racket that customers pay in the end"

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