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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RE[3]: It's offical OSNews is /.
by reduz on Thu 7th Jul 2011 05:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's offical OSNews is /."
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

How can people still give merit to microsoft about this? ALL the patents they list are ridiculous/obvious/non-original. NONE of such patents were created with research, they are just obvious solutions to specific problems that any company making a similar product or device will solve in the SAME WAY.

If these kind of legal minefiels proliferate it's simply because the US has a completely BROKEN patent system, which was broken in purpose by lobbies so they could do this exact same thing.

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

The system has been broken since they first allowed software patents! Thing is you have to learn to work in the broken system, MS, Apple, IBM, Oracle the list goes on, have. Google has not!

I don't know what Google was thinking but this is a complete FAIL. They basically set everyone up!

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