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http://rt.com/business/rockstar-google-patent-war-092/
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/10/patent-war-goes-nuclear-microsoft-apple-owned-rockstar-sues-google/
http://blogs.computerworld.com/e-business/23063/microsoft-and-apple-team-drop-patent-bomb-android-and-google
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Microsoft and Apple can't stop Google's Android juggernaut with their mobile devices, so they're teaming up to try and kill it instead with a slew of big-time patent suits. Are the suits on-target, or is this one more example of the legal system gone awry?

The suits are being brought by a consortium called Rockstar, which was formed by Microsoft, Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony to buy Nortel patents during Nortel's bankruptcy auction. Google, clearly knowing what was at stake during the auction, tried to buy the patents as well, but Rockstar outbid it, paying $4.5 billion to Google's $4.4 billion offer.


They're ALSO SUING Samsung, HTC, Huwai, and every other manufacturer that uses Android.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/31/us-google-rockstar-lawsuit-idUSBRE99U1EN20131031

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. devil-smiley-019.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 11/1/13 at 9:27am
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This is gonna be good. Time to get the popcorn.
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What a desperation move...Microsoft and Apple sales are not being profitable, so lets sue google. Brilliant. rolleyes.gif
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What's that saying?

If you can't beat them technologically, sue them in court? biggrin.gif
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It makes sense Apple and Microsoft would team up. Microsoft is trying it's hardest to be Apple, might as well become buddies.
 
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What a desperation move...Microsoft and Apple sales are not being profitable, so lets sue google. Brilliant. rolleyes.gif

Oh, it doesn't end there.

They're also going after Samsung, HTC, Huwai, and a BUNCH of other companies.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/31/us-google-rockstar-lawsuit-idUSBRE99U1EN20131031

Edit: Updated Source.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 11/1/13 at 9:16am
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that is absolutely disgusting, pathetic scum

 

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The 32-person outfit has a single-minded mission: It examines successful products, like routers and smartphones, and it tries to find proof that these products infringe on a portfolio of over 4,000 technology patents once owned by one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies.

 

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Rockstar is a special kind of company. Because it doesn’t actually make anything, it can't be countersued in patent cases. That wouldn’t be the case with Apple or Microsoft if they had kept the patents for themselves..

 
 
 

 

 

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Oh, it doesn't end there.

They're also going after Samsung, HTC, Huwai, and a BUNCH of other companies.

http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2013/11/apple-microsoft-sue-samsung-google-over-nortel-patents

I thought the article said they were already paying MS for licensing though.
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This is patent trolling for advanced trollers...

You shouldn't be able to buy a patent from other companies and you shouldn't be able to create a patent that is so vague that it can include anything you like...

The patent system is broken. I hope the effects on Google will be minimal because I like Android.
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Dang, this is going to be the most epic lawsuit of all time
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