Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2011 00:10 UTC
Legal The legal fire between Barnes & Noble and Microsoft is flaring up even more. B&N has filed a compilation or prior art to Microsoft's patents. B&N is proving just how easily and quickly Samsung, HTC, and other buckled to Microsoft's protection racket: we're talking 43 (!) pages of prior art, drawing from things like old Netscape releases, GNU Emacs, and much more. If B&N can create such a monumental list of prior art, why didn't Samsung or HTC? Amazing.
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Very Impressive
by BeOSJim on Sat 19th Nov 2011 00:48 UTC
BeOSJim
Member since:
2010-01-20

B&N is impressing me with the way they are handling this. I wish the other companies wouldn't have given in so quickly.

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RE: Very Impressive
by rtfa on Sat 19th Nov 2011 08:33 in reply to "Very Impressive"
rtfa Member since:
2006-02-27

Indeed. But i think all the other ones that caved in had a Microsoft licence to keep. SO i guess the discussion was - still want you license to sell Microsoft OS's? Then cough up for a Android license but we'll give you the money back in free marketing....

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RE[2]: Very Impressive
by lemur2 on Sat 19th Nov 2011 08:41 in reply to "RE: Very Impressive"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Indeed. But i think all the other ones that caved in had a Microsoft licence to keep. SO i guess the discussion was - still want you license to sell Microsoft OS's? Then cough up for a Android license but we'll give you the money back in free marketing....


This.

Clarification ... free marketing for products using Microsoft software ...

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RE: Very Impressive
by shmerl on Sat 19th Nov 2011 23:14 in reply to "Very Impressive"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Yes, that's the only right way to deal with MS thugs. Others surprise me for being cowards.

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