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 04:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Front page"
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This will stifle innovation and increase the prices of Android gadgets.

It can also be argued that Android gadgets are priced below what the they should, if the claim that Google should have been compelled to license the infringing technology is true; or put another way, if Google infringed, the cost of the infringement came out of Microsoft's hide...

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