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Even then, I'm sure many of the patents we're speaking about here are too general to be authentic patents. Things like "multiple desktop screens on a touchscreen" and "finger swiping gestures."
But the ligitation for these cases will take a lot time and energy while generating uncertainity.
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But the ligitation for these cases will take a lot time and energy while generating uncertainity.
Sure will; no doubt Google will suffer a lot of fees for this stuff if all the companies gang up against them. I'd assume they can file counter-suits on every last one of them demanding them to cover their legal fees that they had to go through over any absurd patent claims. It's like saying I try Google in court and go "lol Google I patented live wallpapers." They're suffering legal fees over a ridiculous patent claim there and can fight for me to cover their fees if they win the case.
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
Even then, I'm sure many of the patents we're speaking about here are too general to be authentic patents. Things like "multiple desktop screens on a touchscreen" and "finger swiping gestures."
You'd be surprised how well vague patents can hold up in courts... However, you are right that it is much harder to sue people over them. This is one reason why software patents are a very, very touchy area. Lots of people don't want any sort of precedent established on how vague a software patent can be in order for it to be valid.

This is why I like dealing with truly physical objects... The patents are much more concrete.
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Its google here. They will just buy the company trying to sue them.
post #15 of 15
Google may not have filed many patents compared to ms, oracle and apple, but it doesnt really need all that bs to be protected. it is built on gnu/linux and that is gpl and very well protected.

Think back to the ms funded sco failure, gnu/linux and the companies using it triumphed and sco filed for bankrupcy.

I say good luck to ms, oracle or apple if they try to sue google - the first one that tries will end up bankrupt like sco lol.
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