Microsoft inks Android patent deal with Acer, ViewSonic

By Jos · 5 replies
Sep 8, 2011
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  1. Microsoft has added two more companies to the list of Android device manufacturers paying it royalties over mobile patents: Acer and Viewsonic. The agreement with Acer covers Microsoft's patent portfolio…

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  2. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Whilst MS are entitled to the royalties because they have the patents, I still don't like this move:
    But i guess that's how they got so successful in the first place.
  3. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Not quite.

    That's how <i>anybody</i> becomes successful in the first place.
  4. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    If only i had something worth patenting :(
  5. if your apple, you just patent something thin retanglular, with a button, and sue the crap out of anyone who has anything else. even remotly similar, and if its not, photoshop it until it is.
  6. I patent time machine. I patent teleportation machine. When someone actually build the machines, I'll sue you.

    The judges handling the cases are inadequate to make rulings.

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