Microsoft Suing Motorola Over Android Features

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this IP stuff is so retarded, every device that connects to the internet can do that... so MS would have to sue everything... isnt something like this not even possible to be upheld anymore as IP? everything is using it LOL
 

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Sounds like they know They can't take on Google so they will They one of the manufacturers. Lol good luck M$
 

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I'm going to support Microsoft in this cause Motorola obviously doesn't support the Android community by DRMing it and making it so unfriendly to people who own their products. HTC FTW!
 

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The patent system is patently broken with big companies patenting obvious ideas to prevent the competition product and others to patent an obvious idea to steal money from companies that actually make things. Two of the criteria for a patent to be awarded is that it should be a new idea and non obvious as far as I can see all of these patents fail the criteria.
 

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For guys pointing fingers at Microsoft, let me ask you this. Why is MSFT only suing Motorola? Why not sue HTC, Asus, Samsung and many other smartphone producers that run Android? This definitely sounds like Motorola is really doing something fishy.
 

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[citation][nom]pjmelect[/nom]The patent system is patently broken with big companies patenting obvious ideas to prevent the competition product and others to patent an obvious idea to steal money from companies that actually make things. Two of the criteria for a patent to be awarded is that it should be a new idea and non obvious as far as I can see all of these patents fail the criteria.[/citation]

I am pretty sure that when they filed for the patent on these specific ideas, it was new. Most of them would have been patented when the internet was starting to expand.

I can understand suits. Most likley Motorola will settle out of court.
 

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"We have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard the billions of dollars we invest each year in bringing innovative software products and services to market," Gutierrez said.
Hypocrites. Seriously though, Gutierrez says to safeguard billions of dollars M$ invests in bringing innovation but what he means is spending billions on programmers to steal from open source code, reverse-engineer other proprietary software and put a M$ license on it or purposely/knowingly infringe on other's patents to drive them out of market (i.e. .docx), then I guess you can say M$ is innovative...in being a$$holes.
 

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I can understand why MS isn't the most popular corporation. Hell, I'm more then aware of where most of their products come from. But, if you were to patent something, then someone else copied you and tried to make a profit, what would you do?
 

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As a former technical patent examiner / PTO employee, I whole heartedly believe that software patents should never be awarded. I also know first hand that many patents are awarded based on the examiner's inability to invalidate the patent against some CFR due to time and/or productivity requirements rather than the patent's merit.
 

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"We have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard the billions of dollars we invest each year in bringing innovative software products and services to market,"
funny. never saw these software techs actually working on windows.
 

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If you can't compete....sue. Looks like MS took a play from the Apple playbook. Expect Apple to sue MS for using their game plans.
 

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[citation][nom]jhansonxi[/nom]Remember - Microsoft only uses patents defensively. Somebody at Motorola must have insulted Balmer.[/citation]
Or perhaps Microsoft wants to use a few patents from Motorola. So Microsoft sues, both companies come to an agreement.

Anyway the software patents system is severely flawed.
 

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Didn't Motorola build the Kins?
Didn't MS write the OS for the Kins?
Were the Kins not a mega-flop?
Perhaps MS is suing Motorola to make up for lost profits?

"How about we settle this lawsuit for... $240 million? BTW, did you know we lost $240 million on our Kin deal?"
 

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Why are they suing Motorola? They didn't make the Android OS. That's like someone suing Dell because of something in Windows.
 
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