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You all have to pay me a fee, as I have patented breathing !
 
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and I have patented trolling.

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hmmm, no iFan guys in here talking about hypocrites and whatnot...

CRAP, i just trolled, now i owe adjas money....great.
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Good, they can use that to promote WP7
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Originally Posted by Novakanedj View Post
Agreed. It's far more civil for Microsoft to say "hey, your using our intellectual property, at least pay us for it" than Apple out and out going for the throat and trying to kill off Android and Android based devices.
Patent litigation can get pretty complex. It's a lot like the cold war - in that mutually assured destruction (both sides filing patent infringement lawsuits that kill each others products) is a great deterrent that sees litigation settled out of court and patent licensing agreements written.

On the other hand, when one side has ****ty patents (like Samsung, which mostly has wireless standards patents it can't use against Apple because obligations known as FRAND), the other side gets to just beat the living **** out of them in court. That's what Apple is doing right now.

As a side note, Microsoft's got some pretty big litigation going on right now too (against Motorola, specifically). Just not as big as the multi-continent litigation war Samsung and Apple are engaged in right now.
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Those pesky grandfather patents!!!
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I hope Google copies windows 7 and names it Google 7 and makes it free.
your avatar says it all, oh and your name too, i just noticed
    
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If only MS had their own phone OS they could use to make money off of.. Oh wait they do but it sux. QQ
Ever since Mango my phone is better then it ever was at release, Samsung Focus much luv.
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hmmm, no iFan guys in here talking about hypocrites and whatnot...

CRAP, i just trolled, now i owe adjas money....great.
What?
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You all have to pay me a fee, as I have patented breathing !
I have patented typing, so... =)
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