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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Alcatel Lucent
by fran on Wed 28th Sep 2011 16:19 UTC
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Maybe Alcatel-Lucent(owner of Bell Labs) should produce an Android phone or go into some partnerships with Android makers.
Any IP suit against them will be like pushing your own auto destruct button.

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RE: Alcatel Lucent
by MollyC on Wed 28th Sep 2011 19:10 in reply to "Alcatel Lucent"
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Why would Alcatel Lucent (owner of Bell Labs) wand to partner with Android just because Android is in patent troubles?

Lucent, unlike Google, actually respects patents. So why would they want to join Google in their patent war?

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RE: Alcatel Lucent
by zima on Thu 29th Sep 2011 01:31 in reply to "Alcatel Lucent"
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2005-07-06 ? (plus two other listed in the "Android devices" table)

OK, that's not strictly a device from Alcatel-Lucent ...but they do grant it (part of) their name.

And yeah, uninspiring / you've never heard about it / in the last few years Alcatel mobile phones went from "largely irrelevant" to "they're still around?"

Edited 2011-09-29 01:33 UTC

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RE[2]: Alcatel Lucent
by phoudoin on Thu 29th Sep 2011 12:43 in reply to "RE: Alcatel Lucent"
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Yeah, the Alcatel Lucent merge was *such* a good idea and done *so* efficiently that today nobody care about them both...

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