Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Apr 2011 20:05 UTC, submitted by JAlexoid
Google Considering the massive FUD-attack currently underway against Android vendors, this news doesn't come as a particular surprise: Google has announced plans to acquire Nortel's immense patent portfolio for defensive purposes. Google's blog post on the matter couldn't be more bitter and direct.
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RE[2]: Gee...
by FrankenFuss on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Gee..."
FrankenFuss
Member since:
2009-08-05

I think you need to read and digest the spirit of the OIN cross-licensing agreements (reproduced above) before you sprout libellous rubbish like this.</span>


But first, I must insist you get a dictionary or law book and read up on the term "libel".

That will be all.

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RE[3]: Gee...
by lemur2 on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Gee..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"I think you need to read and digest the spirit of the OIN cross-licensing agreements (reproduced above) before you sprout libellous rubbish like this.
But first, I must insist you get a dictionary or law book and read up on the term "libel". That will be all. "

Google is not a person ... right? OK, so libel is not the correct word ... but nevertheless you are still wrong.

So, anyway, back to the main point ... can you offer a single good reason why Microsoft and Apple should NOT join the OIN and save everybody, including themselves and literally billions of consumers, an absolute fortune and a great deal of angst?

The whole economoy would benefit through a reduction of deadweight losses through litigation costs.

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RE[4]: Gee...
by JAlexoid on Tue 5th Apr 2011 00:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Gee..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

A) They are ready to block competitors' innovation in the marketplace using said patents. Apple doesn't even pretend it will not do it. Microsoft is a bit more secretive, but still a bunch of pricks.
B) Market dominance and high income are very much their goals. Joining OIN, even with IBM there, is not valuable enough to them.

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