Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Apr 2013 22:27 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Microsoft "One company - Taiwan's Foxconn - makes a staggering 40 percent of the world's consumer electronic devices. Starting now, Microsoft will be getting paid a toll on many of those devices. The company's long patent-licensing campaign has landed its biggest client yet in licensing Foxconn, formally named Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Foxconn has agreed to take a license for any product it produces that runs Google's Android or Chrome operating systems." More protection money for the Microsoft patent mafia.
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RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire
by twitterfire on Thu 18th Apr 2013 14:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by twitterfire"
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11


Smaller targets?
Foxconn has 1.3 million employees.
It is the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer measured by revenues.


Yes, but what's the market capitalization? They aren't anywhere near as powerful as Apple, Google or even Samsung.

They sell in big numbers but their profit margin is low.

Edited 2013-04-18 14:56 UTC

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

And you do know that Microsoft already has patent agreements with Samsung and Apple and is suing Google and Motorola, right? That all of this occurred (suing Motorola/Google and getting agreements with Samsung and Apple, your claimed "big fish") well ahead of your claimed early attack on a "little fish"?

Despite Samsung having a licensing agreement with Microsoft and Samsung being the largest distributor of Android, FoxConn will still qualify as their largest source of patent revenue.

God, some people are just absurdly misinformed.

Edited 2013-04-18 15:31 UTC

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