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Google: Microsoft uses patents when products "stop succeeding"

Nov 07, 2011, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])

""When their products stop succeeding in the marketplace, when they get marginalized, as is happening now with Android, they use the large patent portfolio they've built up to get revenue from the success of other companies' products," he said.

Microsoft has argued that the patent royalties it seeks from Android vendors are part of the natural evolution of a new industry. Porter disagrees.

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