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Why I was wrong about Microsoft

Apr 05, 2011, 01:03 (4 Talkback[s])
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"'Together with the patents already asserted in the course of our litigation against Motorola, today's actions bring to 25 the total number of Microsoft patents in litigation for infringement by Android smartphones, tablets and other devices. Microsoft is not a company that pursues litigation lightly. In fact, this is only our seventh proactive patent infringement suit in our 36-year history. But we simply cannot ignore infringement of this scope and scale.'

"So, by Gutierrez's own words, Microsoft does not pursue litigation 'lightly', and yet it has chosen to attack a number of companies that have in common only the fact that they are making and selling products running Android. Clearly there is something bigger going on here. Oh, and that "scope and scale" of infringement he refers to?"

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