Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Nov 2013 17:24 UTC

Apple, Microsoft, and others, a little over a month ago in a letter to the EU, warning that the EU's new proposed unified patent law could lead to more patent trolling:

To mitigate the potential for abuses of such power, courts should be guided by principles set forth in the rules of procedure to assess proportionality prior to granting injunctions. And PAEs should not be allowed to use injunctions for the sole purpose of extracting excessive royalties from operating companies that fear business disruption.


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.

They're not just scumbags - they are lying scumbags.

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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 2nd Nov 2013 18:31 UTC
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If all is correct it would not be lying, but being hypocritical.

Rockstar is owned by a number of companies, but they (can) act independent.

I guess it's up the media and journalists to figure this one out before people start screaming.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Soulbender on Sun 3rd Nov 2013 12:24 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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I guess it's up the media and journalists to figure this one out before people start screaming.

Or maybe we could make up our own minds.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sun 3rd Nov 2013 12:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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You'd first need one.

Most people do some wild guessing based on their own preferences and prejudices. They come up with a conclusion first and then work their way back to an explanation.

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