Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2011 15:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the biggest one yet. Microsoft's professional extortion campaign - the third side of the same triangle it shares with Apple and Oracle - has finally hit Samsung. The two companies have signed a patent licensing agreement concerning Samsung's use of Android, in which a rumoured fee of $15 (!) per device will flow from Seoul to Redmond. Not entirely coincidentally, that's about the price of a Windows Phone 7 license.
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RE: Do we know which patents?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2011 16:03 UTC in reply to "Do we know which patents?"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Money.

Not sure if that's the answer you're looking for, but generally, whenever crap like this happens, the answer is 'money'.

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phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

It's that or... 42.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

To be more specific, if samsung wants to sell products in the US, they have to adhere to US laws which means paying the patent racketeer or not selling Samsung phones in the US.

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