Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 21:51 UTC, submitted by Beta
Legal "Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, began arguing its U.S. trade case that Android-based smartphones made by Motorola Mobility Holdings use technology derived from Microsoft inventions. In a trial that began today before the International Trade Commission in Washington, Microsoft accused Motorola Mobility of infringing seven of its patents and requested a halt to imports of certain Motorola phones. The ITC has the power to stop imports of products that violate U.S. patent rights." Hey at least these patent trolls ensure we got stuff to write about.
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the future of computing
by kristoph on Wed 24th Aug 2011 16:07 UTC
kristoph
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2006-01-01

Hey at least these patent trolls ensure we got stuff to write about.


You could always write about the future of computing like in the good old days.

You should sell OSNews.com and change the name patentnews.com.
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RE: the future of computing
by Neolander on Thu 25th Aug 2011 07:16 in reply to "the future of computing"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

If excessive patenting wins, computing as we know it has no future.

It will in effect legitimate a few big companies, and crush all minors actors. Competition will thus end.

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RE[2]: the future of computing
by dsmogor on Fri 26th Aug 2011 14:12 in reply to "RE: the future of computing"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Or the most innovative companies will leave the US market.

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