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[4]: Thom has it backwards
by JAlexoid on Wed 28th Sep 2011 21:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Thom has it backwards"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Actually it's more about patents now. Copyrights have been all but settled, not in Google's favor.

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RE[5]: Thom has it backwards
by Neolander on Thu 29th Sep 2011 04:49 in reply to "RE[4]: Thom has it backwards"
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2010-03-08

You're right, Oracle apparently also have IP on other aspects of the JRE than the code. I still believe it's not related to the programming language itself, though.

Edited 2011-09-29 04:51 UTC

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RE[5]: Thom has it backwards
by elsewhere on Thu 29th Sep 2011 21:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Thom has it backwards"
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2005-07-13

Copyrights have been all but settled, not in Google's favor.


What's been settled? Last I saw Google lost their application for a summary dismissal due to some procedural mistakes of their filing, meaning that the copyright claims will go to jury trial. Would have been better to have them dismissed, but it's not a done deal that they'll lose.

Nothing has really been settled yet, other than the fact Oracle won't be allowed to claim a zillion billion trillion dollars in damages.

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RE[6]: Thom has it backwards
by JAlexoid on Fri 30th Sep 2011 14:46 in reply to "RE[5]: Thom has it backwards"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

A) They are at fault there.
B) I don't believe that any sane person can assign non ) value to the copyright violation, given that Google removed them as soon as those were pointed out.

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