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Message 1357781 - Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 13:58:31 UTC
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All a cynical game of extortion and a protection racket and "innovation" be damned?


Foxconn must pay Microsoft for EVERY Android thing it makes

Microsoft will collect a royalty for every device built by Foxconn that runs Google operating systems Android or Chrome OS.

... a deal to license unspecified Microsoft patents on smartphones, tablets and TVs built by Foxconn that use Google's Linux-derived system software.

... The manufacturing giant is now one of the biggest names bagged by Microsoft’s campaign to force Linux, Android and Chrome OS device makers to license its patents.

Microsoft now reckons more than 50 per cent of Android phones in the world are built by corporations that have licensed its patents. ...

... Microsoft claims Android, Chrome OS and Linux violate its intellectual property rights, but has not specified which protected designs have been infringed...



I think this comment (rather unprintable in these forums) sums up the silliness nicely.


How much further do patents and the "IP system" need to be dragged into disrepute and the associated stifling litigation before being abandoned or at least overhauled?


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Message 1357784 - Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 14:03:22 UTC

Where were you when Apple did it first? OH! It wasnt about Mircrosoft.
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Message 1357826 - Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 16:21:15 UTC - in response to Message 1357784.

Where were you when Apple did it first?...

Please add your example for comparison.

It's also not the first for Microsoft either. However, this latest example makes for an ever bigger anticompetitive grab.


Who what next to stifle innovation?

Is the patents system fatally flawed to cost us all dearly?


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Message 1357831 - Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 16:35:10 UTC - in response to Message 1357826.

Who what next to stifle innovation?

Ask your legislature. After all you gave them the power.

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Message 1357843 - Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 17:10:20 UTC - in response to Message 1357826.

Where were you when Apple did it first?...

Please add your example for comparison.

It's also not the first for Microsoft either. However, this latest example makes for an ever bigger anticompetitive grab.


Who what next to stifle innovation?

Is the patents system fatally flawed to cost us all dearly?


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It seems apple has a patent on rectangles.
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Message 1357846 - Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 17:35:34 UTC - in response to Message 1357831.

Who what next to stifle innovation?

Ask your legislature. After all you gave them the power.

Gary, yes the legislature has the power and as you have many times stated, they often are motivated and put into power by such forces as Citizens United. Big money talks very loudly.
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Message 1357905 - Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 22:37:36 UTC

Microsoft should take a long look at itself wasn't that long ago I remember a certain tech being stolen and they where using the stolen software and where taken to the U.S Supreame court and it cost then a pretty penny toooo

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Message 1357907 - Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 22:51:46 UTC - in response to Message 1357905.

Microsoft should take a long look at itself wasn't that long ago I remember a certain tech being stolen and they where using the stolen software and where taken to the U.S Supreame court and it cost then a pretty penny toooo

The tech WI-FI and software

Sauce for the gander ... or don't them how to do it ...

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Message 1358006 - Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 9:40:06 UTC

It seems apple has a patent on rectangles Good one James

There all as bad as each other
such is competition !
profit and loss !

or who can screw each other first !

and the poor consumer , most !!!!
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Message 1358049 - Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 13:24:48 UTC - in response to Message 1358006.

It seems apple has a patent on rectangles Good one James

There all as bad as each other
such is competition !
profit and loss !

or who can screw each other first !

and the poor consumer , most !!!!


Its like that famous quote by our Civil war general Nathan Bedford Forrest only I will paraphrase it. Be the first to screw the comsumer the most.
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Message 1358074 - Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 15:19:07 UTC - in response to Message 1358006.

It seems apple has a patent on rectangles Good one James

Are you sure it is a patent? Or is it "trade dress"?

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