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Google drops two patent claims against Microsoft

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Jan 2013, 01:10

On Tuesday, following last week's agreement with the FTC, Google dropped two patent claims against Microsoft; last week's agreement with the FTC included an agreement by Google not to use its standards-essential patents to try to get a court to order a sales ban against another company that was accused of infringing on the patents...

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posted on 09 Jan 2013, 01:33 7

1. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Go Google!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 01:48 7

2. platformwars (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

Apple... Take some inspiration.. You're already making enough profits and have enough market share(For Now). Play Fair.. let the market and the consumers decide the winner and not the courts..

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 01:50 1

3. mrochester (unregistered)

It needs to be both. Consumers can't be expected to make purchasing decisions based on whether patents have been violated or not. That's for a court to decide.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 02:08 6

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 6544; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Why don't we drop all design and software patent claims. Patent design is like patenting language usage and software like patenting mathematics.

I only hinders innovation and human evolution.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:05

8. mrochester (unregistered)

Because you'd stifle innovation if you allowed anyone and everyone to copy from some one elses hard work and investment. Companies need to be made to come up with their own designs/ideas/solutions and they are forced to do that by the threat of legal action against them.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 01:59

4. ray77 (Posts: 126; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)

great google

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 02:52

6. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

Microsoft can blackmail Android manufacturers and Google can not????
Microsoft = biggest briber ever!
goo [dot] gl/FNz9f

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 04:01 3

7. bon24x7 (Posts: 211; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

So Google goes out and buys Motorola for their patents, then tries to patent troll and fails. LOL

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