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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przemo_li
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2010-06-01

Why not? There is no legal barrier for that, and court is expensive. So why somebody want start company (legal), buy some patents (legal), go to X different companies and signal that they should pay licenses (legal), or will go to court with them (legal).

If company make license costs below legal costs, than some companies will go for it! Just to save time and money.

All legal, even though patent was rubbish.

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