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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Might help Samsung against Apple
by Adurbe on Wed 28th Sep 2011 19:24 UTC
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Apple and Samsung are at loggerheads at the moment over a number of devices and patents. Them paying a cross agreement with Microsoft might well Strengthen their position in these legal battles. If Apple are suing over one patent and MS are licensing something similar then Apple wont pursue that one in case one is proven dominant over the other. That is one less they have to spend thousands(?) fighting over

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