Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th May 2011 21:29 UTC, submitted by teigetje
Microsoft It turns out that a lot of people haven't been paying attention. Over the weekend, a story about how Microsoft is earning more from HTC's Android devices than from its own Windows Phone 7 sales spread all across the web, with surprised reactions everywhere. Anyone who has been paying attention to Microsoft's recent patent trolling regarding Android could've seen this coming.
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JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Please do make the US citizen pay for the broken patent system. This deal is why I will never buy a single HTC Android device. Microsoft already gets a lot from me in forms of racketeering, I don't want them getting even more via the HTC deal.
I mean, they will deny companies access to US market or their products, if they don't pay for each device sold globally.
They haven't stopped demanding payments off total number of products manufactured.

Call me old fashioned, but I don't believe that I have to pay even $5 patent license to Microsoft for a patent that is not valid in the country I buy the device in, device was manufactured in and the OEM is located in. I would be OK with paying that extra $5 for Moto products, because Moto is subject to US laws. But not HTC(Taiwan), Samsung(Korea), ZTE(China) or LG(Korea).
In short, I see that Microsoft is abusing US patent system to enforce US patents globally.

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