Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Suing based off of FRAND Standard Essential patents is akin to "defending" yourself against a bully who just punched you in the face....by nuking the city he lives in.

It is a dangerous precedent setting extreme, and it doesn't even make fucking sense because its landed Google in some hot water in the EU. They just can't keep doing what they're doing.

It also speaks volumes to the monumental waste of money the Motorola aquisition was. Seriously, all of Moto's patents are either licensed or Standard Essential which means they must be licensed fairly.

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Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Yeah, poor litle google, needs to defent him self from a bully, I almost feel sorry for those billionares privacy invasors.

Edited 2012-07-05 19:52 UTC

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

FYI: Just being standard essential is not a reason for them to be forcefully licensed under FRAND conditions. Pledging them as FRAND is the only reason.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

And they have been. Hence the antitrust investigation.

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