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 JAlexoid on Wed 28th Sep 2011 21:25 UTC in reply to "Do we know which patents?"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Because they sign a common patent licensing agreement, not a specific patent license. You can blame IBM's lawyers for creating those kind of agreements.
After that agreement is signed, Samsung gets licenses to all patents but also blindly validates all other.

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