MS hasn't won

Story: Ballmer: Android ain't free. Microsoft gets paid.Total Replies: 1
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Oct 05, 2010
12:57 PM EDT
Note that MS has never won any suit, and it appears that Motorola will defend itself in court instead of settling. Eventually, the nuisance factor will cause companies to fight this never ending extortion, and perhaps even band together as they have in other areas. This type of extortion has always existed in the computer world. When mainframes ruled the world and IBM was the 300 pound gorilla, there were trolls as well. Some companies produced nothing. Their only income was from suing IBM. Eventually the nuisance factor became too great, and once IBM started defending itself in court, even though it cost a lot more, the trolls had to find another carcass to feed upon.

Oct 05, 2010
1:45 PM EDT
Right now it is still far cheaper than to challenge the patents in court. That is what Microsoft is banking on.

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