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: Thom has it backwards
by JAlexoid on Wed 28th Sep 2011 21:36 UTC in reply to "Thom has it backwards"
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Adroid is just a copycat of other OSes, and that's precisely because Google didn't bother to think of anything new, and that's in part because they willfully violate patents rather than thinking of new ways to do things. They decided to just copy and give their software away for free, thus undercutting everyone else while stagnating innovation themselves.

You really don't know anything about patents, do you?
FYI: Innovation lacks the inventive step to be patentable.

But Google could've licensed the MS patents years ago for cheap.

So... When did Microsoft offer licenses?

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