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[3]: coming soon
by MOS6510 on Mon 4th Nov 2013 05:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: coming soon"
MOS6510
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If they are experts Google should have taken notice that Apple and Microsoft don't tend to sue over SEPs.

Google's problem, with regards to anything they do be it legal, products, privacy, etc..., is that they do before they think.

Like suing over SEPs, breaking privacy and then paying the judge off, providing us services and then canceling them, buying Motorola and then trying to figure out what to do with them, etc...

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