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Microsoft and Bill Gates Become More Actively Involved in Their Biggest Patent Troll (and World's Biggest Troll), Intellectual Ventures

The world's largest patent troll, which reportedly operates (litigates) through literally thousands of shells, has received yet more financial aid from Microsoft and Bill Gates

OIN is Still a Distraction Unless We Want GNU/Linux to Coexist With Software Patents (Rather Than Eliminate Those)

Another wave of media coverage by/for the Open Invention Network (OIN) necessitates a reminder of what OIN stands for and why it is not tackling the biggest problems which Free/Open Source software (FOSS) faces

Patents of Microsoft’s Largest Troll, Intellectual Ventures, Are Sold to be Used Offensively

Intellectual Ventures, the world's largest patent troll which came from Microsoft, remains active and its shadow can be found in newly-filed patent cases, including requests for embargo

Revisionism About Microsoft Software Patent Deals Implicating GNU/Linux

Sites of the patent microcosm are still rewriting history and distorting the record of Microsoft’s patent aggression against Free/Libre open source software — aggression that continues to present and gets disguised using euphemisms

RecogniCorp v Nintendo is Another Nail in the Coffin of Software Patents in the United States

A precedential new decision against software patents is terrible news for the patent microcosm -- something for them to spin or moan about for a long time to come

Intellectual Discovery and Microsoft Feed Patent Trolls Like Intellectual Ventures Which Then Strategically Attack Rivals

Like a swarm of blood-sucking bats, patent trolls prey on affluent companies that derive their wealth from GNU/Linux and freedom-respecting software (Free/libre software)

At the Courts, Another Reminder of PTAB's Importance and Ericsson's War (via Patent Trolls) Against Linux and Android

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is grappling with dubious patents that Ericsson's patent troll is using against GNU/Linux/Android while this troll continues to taunt and pursue 'protection' money from various large Android OEMs, including the largest one (Huawei)

Patent Attacks on GNU/Linux Devices, Courtesy of Philips, Ericsson, Microsoft and Its Patent Trolls

The strategy of scattering software patents to patent trolls in order for them to sue one's competition is becoming ever more popular, and not only Microsoft is using this strategy to 'tax' GNU/Linux from many directions while the public fails to notice

Microsoft's Patent Extortion Against Linux Now Targets Watches With Linux on Them

Only a week or two after going for Toyota's bank account (over operating systems and file system patents, i.e. Linux) Microsoft goes after another Japanese giant, Casio, which uses Android

Microsoft's Patent Blackmail Against Samsung Part of a Strategy of Divide and Conquer Against Android

The 'new' Microsoft turns out to be the same old Microsoft, where software patents are used not just for extortion and extraction of 'protection' money but also to compel OEMs to use Microsoft's own 'version' (or distribution) of Android

Recognising the Death of Software Patents, Microsoft's Largest Ally in India Belatedly Joins the Linux-Centric Open Invention Network

With the demise of software patents come some interesting new developments, including the decision at Infosys — historically very close to Microsoft and a proponent of software patents — to join the Open Invention Network (OIN)

It Certainly Looks Like Microsoft is Already Siccing Its Patent Trolls, Including Intellectual Ventures, on Companies That Use Linux

News about Intellectual Ventures and Finjan Holdings (Microsoft-funded patent trolls) reinforces our allegations -- not mere suspicions anymore -- that Microsoft would 'punish' companies that are not paying subscription fees (hosting) or royalties (patent tax) to Microsoft and are thus in some sense 'indebted' to Microsoft

Intellectual Ventures -- Like Microsoft (Which It Came From) -- Spreads Patents to Manifest a Lot of Lawsuits

That worrisome strategy which is passage of patents to active (legally-aggressive) trolls seems to be a commonality, seen across both Microsoft and its biggest ally among trolls, which Microsoft and Bill Gates helped create and still fund

What's OIN Doing While Microsoft is Siccing Patent Trolls on Azure Competitors' Customers?

Microsoft's patent litigation strategy has become clearer, and patents-centric efforts such as OIN offer no defence against such a strategy, which attempts to pressure everyone to flock to Microsoft for 'protection' (from Microsoft itself)

Microsoft Continues to Hoard Patents -- Even Buying Patents -- While Using Them Against GNU/Linux

Basic scrutiny of Microsoft's patent activity and its latest moves serves to reinforce the prior analysis, which says Microsoft uses patents to force OEMs to 'bundle in' Microsoft 'apps' (typically spyware that sends user data to Microsoft) and pressure companies to host GNU/Linux virtual machines only in Azure, for perceived "peace of mind" (they call it "Azure IP Advantage") in a climate of patent aggression which Microsoft contributes to by sending patents to large patent trolls

Ten Years Later, Microsoft Admission on Dirty Tricks and Borderline Corruption Which It Uses to This Day in Order to Suppress GNU/Linux Adoption in Desktops

Remarkable new admission from the former head of Microsoft Office development, who makes it no secret that the war over file formats (trying to pass off proprietary formats as a ‘standard’) was “a critical competitive moat” (denying the competition access to the desktop)

IBM is a Massive Patent Bully That Amasses Software Patents, So Invalidation or 'Sharing' of One Single Patent Misses the Point Entirely

IBM's patent gold rush and worldwide lobbying for software patents yield lawsuits but also draw complaints -- to the point where IBM resorts to face-saving moves and the Patent Office looks foolish for accepting bogus patent applications

As Long as Software Patents Are Granted and Microsoft Equips Trolls With Them, “Azure IP Advantage” is an Attack on Free/Libre Software

Microsoft is feeding enemies of GNU/Linux and Free/Libre Open Source software (FLOSS) in order to sell its ‘protection’, which it names “IP Advantage” in a rather Orwellian fashion (same naming as back in the Novell days)

The 'New' Microsoft is Still Acting Like a Dangerous Cult in an Effort to Hijack and/or Undermine All Free/Open Source Software

In an effort to combat any large deployment of non-Microsoft software, the company goes personal and attempts to overthrow even management that is not receptive to Microsoft's agenda

Microsoft Has Not Managed to Blackmail Huawei Over Android and GNU/Linux, But Its Trolls/Satellites Are Trying

The story of Huawei gets more complicated, even though software patents are losing their teeth and notorious patent trolls are altogether losing their patents

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