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

Yesterday:

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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RE: You forgot Google
by andydread on Sun 3rd Nov 2013 12:06 UTC in reply to "You forgot Google"
andydread
Member since:
2009-02-02

Not sure why but you forgot to include Google in the title.

Google bought Motorola for it's patents, they even put it in words: http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/supercharging-android-goog...

Since then they've been continuing to sue companies, while abusing FRAND licenses. This is essentially the same as what Rockstar is doing, if not worse considering that they're using FRAND patents for their dirty work.

You sir failed to mention that Google did not file suit against anyone. They are merely countersuing the people that attacked them. Your attempt to misinform has crashed and burned.

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RE[2]: You forgot Google
by Shadowself on Sun 3rd Nov 2013 18:57 in reply to "RE: You forgot Google"
Shadowself Member since:
2013-11-02

And you, sir, forgot to mention that Motorola, AFTER being bought by Google, did sue. Yes, Google did not sue, but that is because Motorola is still a separate company that is just owned by Google. Thus, Motorola, as the patent holder, did the suing. But only a fool would believe that Googld did not pull the strings (as Motorola did not sue until after Google bought them).

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RE[3]: You forgot Google
by tonny on Mon 4th Nov 2013 05:07 in reply to "RE[2]: You forgot Google"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

If I remember correctly, Motorola sue because the opposite sue first.

Edited 2013-11-04 05:07 UTC

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