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

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[2]: Comment by some1
by gus3 on Sun 3rd Nov 2013 20:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by some1"
gus3
Member since:
2010-09-02

"From these guys" (i.e. Microsoft and Apple), not "from any big company."

Put words in other people's mouths/keyboards, much?

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RE[3]: Comment by some1
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 4th Nov 2013 15:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by some1"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

What's the difference between those companies and Google or any other large tech company these days? It seems rather difficult to highlight a subset of these companies as being particularly worse than the rest.

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RE[4]: Comment by some1
by gus3 on Mon 4th Nov 2013 16:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by some1"
gus3 Member since:
2010-09-02

I won't say there is; neither will I say there isn't. I'm only pointing out that the respondent was answering what he wanted the parent comment to say, not what the parent comment actually said.

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