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Thread: Breaking News: Microsoft sues Motorola/Android over patent infringement

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    Breaking News: Microsoft sues Motorola/Android over patent infringement


    It looks like despite Microsoft releasing a new-from-the-ground-up Mobile Platform, they've already conceded that they will be unable to compete in the mobile space unless they threaten, bully and sue. And so they have.

    Microsoft today announced and launched a patent infringement suit against Motorola (and thusly, Android) for patent infringements on it's Android line of phones. While Motorola is specifically named, make no mistake, this threatens the entire Android ecosystem much like Apple's suit against HTC.

    You can read their justification at the Microsoft Technet Blog or you can view the full Press Release.

    Your thoughts?
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    I think thats a strong sign of weakness... or of a company that wants a piece of the action like many do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WenWM View Post
    I think thats a strong sign of weakness... or of a company that wants a piece of the action like many do.
    I agree. Let your product stand on it's own merits, not that of lawsuits and fear mongering.

    /sigh
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    BTW another thing worth noting is that HTC is already paying Microsoft for these things Motorola is getting sued for, so I guess its Microsoft asking for their money.

    And I can say I would do the same... Its like making something, and watching someone else use it to make alot of money while others pay for it (HTC must also not be happy about it)... thats just un-american.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WenWM View Post
    I think thats a strong sign of weakness... or of a company that wants a piece of the action like many do.
    +1

    More like jealousy. Microsoft is used of being the top dog when it comes to OS's. Now there falling behind on something fairly new and explosive that will create huge revenue.
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    Hmmm, maybe this will make Motorola get rid of Blur faster....one can hope right? Is it cuz of Blur Moto is being sued?
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    Quote Originally Posted by barski View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WenWM View Post
    I think thats a strong sign of weakness... or of a company that wants a piece of the action like many do.
    +1

    More like jealousy. Microsoft is used of being the top dog when it comes to OS's. Now there falling behind on something fairly new and explosive that will create huge revenue.
    Well not directly.... If you don't remember. Motorola used to be partners with Microsoft. They worked with Phones and what not. They also had plans to develop Windows Phone 7 devices, but I guess after Droid's... Motorola is putting all their resources in one basket and will not be making WP7 devices, which has angered Microsoft and lead to this.
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    F*ck Microjunk & Crapple, honestly they're the sole reason they're doing so poorly.

    Innovation & listening to their customers are at the bottom of their list, against churn, and slow advances in order to try and give the customer the least amount of features for the most amount of money.

    Android represents competition, and the value added by the customers getting what they want in one package, regardless of manufacturer.
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    This is just Steve Ballicker getting pissed that he lost half of his yearly bonus because the Kin was a FLOP. So now he is filing a lawsuit to get some payola so he can get a new Bentley. The lawsuit is baseless and the claims are so broad it is ridiculous. Every smartphone manufacturer is guilty of infringing these patents. Apple, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG, Kyocera, hell even Google. I for once WISH that someone stood up to these fear mongering FUD slinging pricks at MS and have them put up or shut up and watch them slink into obscurity when the judge rules that the patents are either prior art, too broad or completely baseless.
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    I haven't been able to find the exact patents.
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