Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:00 UTC
Microsoft Well, paint me red and call me a girl scout, I totally did not see this one coming at all. This is so utterly surprising it made my brain explode. Hold on to your panties, because this will rock your world. After pressuring several smaller Android vendors into submission (and yes, HTC is still relatively small compared to other players), Microsoft is now moving on to the big one: Redmond is demanding $15 for every Samsung Android device sold. Samsung's choices are simple: pay up, or face another epic lawsuit.
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Request *what* patents?
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 6th Jul 2011 16:37 UTC
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

Couldn't a company like Samsung request that the courts force Microsoft to publicly say WHAT patents are being violated? How can a company get away with such empty threats, and worse--so many companies actually listen to them and sign deals? Hopefully Samsung fights...

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RE: Request *what* patents?
by JAlexoid on Wed 6th Jul 2011 20:42 in reply to "Request *what* patents?"
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2009-05-19

If it goes to court, then the patents will have to be disclosed. You can't play "Linux violates 234 of our patents" FUD game in court.

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