Originally Posted by smash_mouth01
So wait let me get this strait they(Google) acquire patents from IBM because of possible future "Gumming up" of the tech industry.
But what makes them the authority and what says that they won't start taking companies to court like Apple have been ?
They're the lesser of two evils. Google has historically been a company that fosters innovation and goes to bat for the average jerkoff. If Apple got ahold of these patents, which they inevitably would, they have shown a strong tendency to stifle competition through a voluminous legal team and ambiguous patent wording.
To put it in perspective: While the proliferation of atomic weapons was a terrible thing in general, imagine the world today if Nazi Germany had develope the bomb first.