Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 21:22 UTC
Google This I didn't expect. While we've had individual people high up Google's chain of command speak out, there wasn't yet any form of official response to the patent shenanigans surrounding Android. For the first time, the company has posted on the official Google Blog about the issue, and the company is clear. Several companies, including Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle, are working together to attack Android through patents. Google is not going to sit back and take it, though. Update: Stuff just got real. Popcorn! Or better yet, coffee!
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You misunderstand competitive
by ezylstra on Thu 4th Aug 2011 03:46 UTC
ezylstra
Member since:
2010-07-16

"Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle are working together to litigate against Android instead of competing with it."

When you come up with ideas and produce products from them, that is innovation. When others copy those ideas and then use them to make money, that is theft. When you litigate to stop others from stealing your innovations to make money for themselves, that is _not_ anti-competitive, but simply defending your property.

Let Google innovate and produce an Android with ideas they haven't simply looked at in other's products, and then they won't get sued.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

In essence, you can't own an idea. However it's a rather involved subject.

Edited 2011-08-04 03:51 UTC

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