Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Nov 2013 09:34 UTC

A new front opened today in the patent wars between large technology companies, as a consortium that owns thousands of patents from the Nortel bankruptcy auction filed suit against Google and other manufacturers alleging infringement. Rockstar, which is owned jointly by Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony, filed suit in US District Court in Texas. In addition to Google, the consortium has alleged infringement by Asus, HTC, Huawei, LG, Pantech, Samsung, and ZTE.


Since then, as recounted by Wired, Rockstar has been devoted to reverse-engineering the patents and looking for evidence of infringement. "Pretty much anybody out there is infringing," John Veschi, the CEO of Rockstar, told the magazine. "It would be hard for me to envision that there are high-tech companies out there that don't use some of the patents in our portfolio."

I told you Apple and Microsoft were patent trolls. They specifically set up a satellite company that owns nothing but patents, with the sole goal of attacking the competition in the courtroom instead of the market. What a bunch of low-life scum.

I'm surprised by Sony there, though. They use Android themselves.

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One would think
by darknexus on Fri 1st Nov 2013 10:56 UTC
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that these idiots had better uses for the money they piss away on this patent shit. They could do things like... well, let's think... make the new product everyone wants and blow their competition out of the water? Considering the money spent on this is money essentially given to lawyers for no product innovations whatsoever, one would think management would do a double-take before signing off on this crap.

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RE: One would think
by bassbeast on Fri 1st Nov 2013 14:15 in reply to "One would think"
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Uhhh...hate to break the news to ya friend but you actually will end up with more money from the patents than the product as you don't have to pay for manufacture, testing,shipping,support,returns, etc.

Its pretty common knowledge that MSFT gets more for the patents it holds that affect Android than they do on WinPhones so like it or not its a viable and sound business strategy.

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