What does Paul Allen think he's doing!?

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 30, 2010 2:10 PM EDT
ITWorld; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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For years, decades, the big companies didn't tend to wage patent wars on each other. The reason is simple. Major patent holders don't tend to target other major patent holders because of MAD (mutually assured destruction). Or, in other words, if you sue me, I sue you, and we can both burn potentially hundreds of millions per year in legal costs just to conduct a business fight. Well that was the case until Oracle went after Google and now Allen is suing the world.

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