Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 22:12 UTC
Microsoft "One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android. Google's Linux-based mobile operating system is a favorite target for Microsoft's patent attorneys, who are suing numerous Android vendors and just today announced that another manufacturer has agreed to write checks to Microsoft every time it ships an Android device. Microsoft's latest target is Wistron Corp., which has signed a patent agreement 'that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome platform', Microsoft announced." That's the reality we live in, folks. This is at least as criminal - if not more so - than Microsoft's monopoly abuse late last century. After the Nortel crap, it's completely left the black helicopter camp for me: Microsoft, Apple, and several others are working together to fight Android the only way they know how: with underhand mafia tactics. Absolutely sickening. Hey Anonymous, are you listening? YES I WENT THERE.
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"I am very happy to tell you Brazil is one of those
+1 for Brasil... But -1 in the same time: what about the 60% to 100% import taxes... sure, it's another subject, but I can't always support Brasil on a few things. So yeah, being against patents on one hand, good for the health market for instance, but preventing tech products of being abopted by the masses by crazy taxes is just as insane on the long run, it's short-term protectionisme. Edit: I love Brasil btw, looking for a job in SP :-) But I know it's a tough task as locals are pretty well educated in the IT business, and I barely speak portuguese for now :-) "

Here is the attitude of US companies to US patents held by non-US entities:

CSIRO hit with wi-fi patent suit

CSIRO were the patent holders!

Here was the outcome:

"the battle between CSIRO and 14 companies including Microsoft, Dell, Fujitsu, Belkin, D-Link, and Toshiba, to name a few, is over. All companies involved have agreed to pay CSIRO a fee. "

It seems the US thinks that there is one rule meant to benefit only US companies and everyone else can go hang.

The world does not owe the US a living.

Edited 2011-07-06 04:29 UTC

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