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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Comment by JokeyRhyme
by JokeyRhyme on Sat 19th Nov 2011 01:06 UTC
JokeyRhyme
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2010-05-28

I hope Google sends some help to Barnes & Noble. They don't seem to need it yet, but Google should at least recognise that one company is doing what no-one else has done: bringing the fight to Microsoft.

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RE: Comment by JokeyRhyme
by JAlexoid on Sat 19th Nov 2011 18:22 in reply to "Comment by JokeyRhyme"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

They should coordinate with Moto.

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RE: Comment by JokeyRhyme
by arpan on Sun 20th Nov 2011 08:51 in reply to "Comment by JokeyRhyme"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

B&N & Amazon are basically taking Android and reskinning & rebranding it. Basically Google pays for the development but does not get the benefits from this, so why would they be willing to bear further expense in defending them?

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