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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RE[4]: Patents are patents
by pantheraleo on Wed 6th Jul 2011 16:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Patents are patents"
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When a hardware patent is applied for a schematic. A very specific schematic is provided.

That's not always true. Hardware patents can as big of a hornet's nest as software patents when non-legit patents are granted. See IBM v. Sun Microsystems. IBM nearly put Sun out of business because of a bogus hardware patent on RISC processor technology that was so generic it basically said "If you make it simpler, it will go faster".

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RE[5]: Patents are patents
by JAlexoid on Wed 6th Jul 2011 20:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Patents are patents"
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What can I say... Another blow to USPTO and if you read the actual patent you'll understand what kind of lawyers "my company" employs. Literally master wordsmiths....

(Yes, I do work for that company)

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