Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 17:31 UTC
Legal And yet another major Android vendor will pay protection money to Microsoft. "Microsoft and LG Electronics have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for LG's tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome OS Platform. The contents of the agreement have not been disclosed." You know your technology sector is terminally ill when this sort of bullshit is considered normal.
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RE: Extortion ...
by shmerl on Thu 12th Jan 2012 19:46 UTC in reply to "Extortion ..."
shmerl
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2010-06-08

You can call it however you want. It still remains a protection racket scheme in essence. If some broken laws make such racket "legal" - it's the problem of the laws in the first place.

Edited 2012-01-12 19:47 UTC

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RE[2]: Extortion ... - agreed
by jabbotts on Thu 12th Jan 2012 20:24 in reply to "RE: Extortion ..."
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

"This is a nice shop and that's a nice product you got there. Sure be a shame if you had to go bankrupt over legal fees. Can you really afford a drawn out legal battle against our litigation budget? Sure be a shame.. Best just to pay my associate here when he comes round weekly to collect isn't it?"

Classic protection racket. Lucky for them that the US has a legal system not a justice system.

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