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Old 08-03-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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'a hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple...'

David Drummond, Google Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer:

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“Android’s success has yielded something else: a hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents.

“They’re doing this by banding together to acquire Novell’s old patents (the “CPTN” group including Microsoft and Apple) and Nortel’s old patents (the “Rockstar” group including Microsoft and Apple), to make sure Google didn’t get them; seeking $15 licensing fees for every Android device; attempting to make it more expensive for phone manufacturers to license Android (which we provide free of charge) than Windows Mobile; and even suing Barnes & Noble, HTC, Motorola, and Samsung. Patents were meant to encourage innovation, but lately they are being used as a weapon to stop it.”
Microsoft's lawyer:

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We asked them to bid jointly with us. They said no.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/...e_skin;content

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