The patent office might as well give a company a patent for "method of exchanging gaseous oxygen via alveoli", aka "BREATHING". These patents are so @#$&ing broad they border on the ridiculous.
Apple actually claimed "method of entering power saving and battery saving modes on a digital camera device"(or something similar). Why don't they sue Canon? And Nikon? And Samsung? And Fuji, Kodak, Polaroid, Casio, and Minolta? And every other camera manufacturer their is?
And this "Syncing email and calendars" thing? Microsoft should sue Apple. And Nokia. And RIM. And LG. And every manufacturer of every flavor of *NIX. And every single computer/hardware manufacturer in the world.
It's all become a game of "Oh, you have success? GIMME IT, I DESERVE IT MORE THAN YOU DO!"
"Ummm...uhhh...SHUT UP I JUST DO NOW GIVEITAMEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!"
And meanwhile, Google is just sitting back and letting it happen. Wow, what happened to Larry and Sergey's "Don't be evil"?
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Like Microsoft doesn't have enough money already. It is their own fault for not creating quality products that can successfully compete with android. Also one has to realize that after a period of time, things become common knowledge, like multi touch. Multi touch is now considered common knowledge and apple cannot do anything about it.
All this actually is, is a bunch of companies that are trying to gang up on Google and anyone who supports them because big companies like Microsoft and Apple are losing mobile clients to android. Its just a power and greed game.
If they really wanted to compete and take the market from Google and their partners. They should invest all this money they spend on lawyers and try creating something worthwhile that people would want to go back to them. It really seems that they half-ass try things. Windows7 phone? ok it sounds like a nice idea, but they are ignoring a lot of surveys and people saying how they wont buy one. It is not like Microsoft is known for making stable OS in any form.
You're reading way too much into HTC licensing from Microsoft and thinking it means anything in regards to any other manufacturer. The bottom line is HTC, Samsung, LG and others are building Windows Phone 7 devices...Motorola is not.
Why do you think they're suing only Motorola?
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