Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2011 21:38 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y The Google-Microsoft patent war of words is continuing. Yesterday, Google (rightfully so, in my book) accused Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle partaking in an organised patent attack against Android, instead of competing on merit, claiming that they bought up Novell's and Nortel's patents solely to attack Android and its device makers. Microsoft struck back, claiming Google was offered to join in on the bids for the Novell patents, but rejected the offer. Google has now responded to this accusation - and to make matters even more confusing, Microsoft responded back. A public shouting match between two powerful parties? Count me in!
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Finally somebody who is willing to call a spade a spade.

The only way this patent bullshit is going to end is if/when these big companies get tired of being sued by each other. Of course, I'm sure that won't stop people like Thom from incessantly whining about it on tech blogs ;)

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Eh, that would be the desired outcome.

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kristoph Member since:

The desired outcome is for the government to step in and rationalize the patent system (and I don't just mean business process or software patents, but all patents including hardware, bio, etc.).

That's not going to happen anytime soon though.

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