Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 22:47 UTC
Microsoft I'll just link to this. Microsoft chest-thumping about being a patent troll.
Thread beginning with comment 493934
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Comment by Jennimc
by Jennimc on Mon 24th Oct 2011 00:47 UTC
Jennimc
Member since:
2011-06-22

It's a good thing for innovation. Microft has been relatively weak on patents. Now they have at least SOME leverage in comparison to the other big players.

Reply Score: -5

RE: Comment by Jennimc
by fran on Mon 24th Oct 2011 01:00 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

"It's a good thing for innovation. Microft has been relatively weak on patents. Now they have at least SOME leverage in comparison to the other big players."

Jenni can you cite this because this is contrary to what i know.

Do you call 10000 patents weak?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10157884-56.html

This is three times more than Apple.
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/03/08/counting-patents-apple-googl...

Not quite 40000 of IBM but definitely not weak.

Reply Parent Score: 5

RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by Windows Sucks on Mon 24th Oct 2011 01:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

No weak at all. And Apple would be in better condition in their suits if they licensed. But since they choose not to license they have to fight everything out.

But calling Microsoft a patent Troll is not right at all. A patent troll is normally a none practicing company that is just in business to sue over patents.

Microsoft is a company that makes products that use the things that they claim patents on.

The bad guy here is Google. They knew they should of licenses Java, they knew there were issues with Linux. Microsoft been making these threats for years! Yet Google went through with it, they didn't indemnify their OEMS or anything. Its a mess and Microsoft is profiting off it.

In the end Microsoft is gonna make billions (If Oracle doesn't shut it all down) and Google should be held to task for not doing what they should of.

Oh and to those who think Microsofts position is weak, look at what Samsung did. If they were in a weak position, Samsung would of laughed. But instead they took a license like everyone else!

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE: Comment by Jennimc
by Jokel on Mon 24th Oct 2011 05:56 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

Sorry - you have lost me when you where naming software patents and innovation in one sentence. I mean - do you really believe that?

Reply Parent Score: 7

v RE: Comment by Jennimc
by Hussein on Mon 24th Oct 2011 13:11 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"