Google: Microsoft uses patents when products "stop succeeding"
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""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.