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 l3v1 on Wed 28th Sep 2011 18:21 UTC in reply to "Do we know which patents?"
l3v1
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2005-07-06

Since when software patents are considered valid world-wide!?


Perfectly valid question. I guess they (Samsung) just don't care, and just want to be left alone already and paying up is the easiest way. Problem is, MS can use such deals as leverage when going after others.

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