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Thread: Barnes And Noble Standing Up Against Microsoft

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    Barnes And Noble Standing Up Against Microsoft


    This seems like one of those “savor the moment” post, because now Barnes and Noble has gone down as one of the very few that actually stood up against Microsoft. Just two days ago, Barnes and Noble fired back at Microsoft with the following quotes:

    “On information and belief, as part of Microsoft’s recently announced agreement with Nokia to replace Nokia’s Symbian operating system with Microsoft’s own mobile device operating system, Microsoft and Nokia discussed and apparently agreed upon a strategy for coordinated offensive use of their patents,” says the B&N filing. “This type of horizontal agreement between holders of significant patent portfolios is per se illegal under the antitrust laws, threatens competition for mobile device operating systems and is further evidence of Microsoft’s efforts to dominate and control Android and other open source operating systems.”

    This accusation is a major one because it could be the down fall of Microsoft’s plans, and maybe even wreck their future plans for patent based money making. Now the next quote is a little attack on Microsoft’s manhood, to put it in perspective, saying Microsoft is losing their touch basically:

    “Microsoft did not invent, research, develop, or make available to the public mobile devices employing the Android Operating System and other open source operating systems, but nevertheless seeks to dominate something it did not invent,” B&N’s complaint says.
    All these patent battles are becoming extremely entertaining, and I don’t know about you, but the comments by the execs make us imagine if this really is any other than Childs play.

    Source: Barnes & Noble says Microsoft is attacking Android with its patent-infringement claims | ZDNet
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    Balls: Barnes and Noble Lets Theirs Swing Freely...
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    ^lol!!

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    It's all or nothing for little ol' B&N. Looks like they're looking to go out with a bang.

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    Sounds like someone wanted a piece of that deal and didn't get invited to the party. Boo hoo B&N.
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    Why, on Earth, would B&N want to pay Microsoft for Mobile 7 when they've already got a surefire hit with Android on the Nook Color? Android does far more than B&N wants already for a primary reader and a secondary tablet. Paying Microsoft and then writing new apps for a totally different environment would be a horrible business decision.

    Go Barnes. Go Noble. Kick some ass. Not that it will do anything...
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    good. Maybe it IS for the wrong reasons, and maybe it won't change the world, but at least they had the balls to come out and tell it how it really is, regardless of the uphill battle they face against a computing juggernaut like MS
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    Here is the actual filing: http://www.groklaw.net/pdf2/MSvB&Nanswer.pdf
    Haha after reading this i hope a jury actually sees this. Good stuff, i read the whole thing. Id be interested to read Microsofts filing but i cant seem to find it. Looks like the B&N lawyers did a good job digging. I see microsoft wanting out of this now. Either way, will interesting to see what happens with this.
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    It has got to be something with hardware that Microsoft claims patent on. What else in the nook could Microsoft possibly claim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graymayre View Post
    It has got to be something with hardware that Microsoft claims patent on. What else in the nook could Microsoft possibly claim?

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