Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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RE[7]: Orfanum has it right
by Alfman on Wed 1st Aug 2012 03:53 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Orfanum has it right"
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"Um, dude, Google doesn't have the patent portfolio necessary to mount an attack on any of these companies"

Point me to where that contradicts anything I said.

Google's Motorola acquisition *could* help it mount offensive patent lawsuits, but I don't believe that is their intent. Either way, we'll have to watch their intentions pan out over time.

While you are here, maybe you could clear up a few questions: when did the lawsuit between ms and motorola begin and how does that relate to when google was able to effectively take over the company? Was it a countersuit? This helps to answer whether google had a causal involvement.

Edited 2012-08-01 04:12 UTC

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