Microsoft has found itself under more financial stress than ever before in recent years [1, 2]. Licensing company appears to be its vocation, just as some experts already predict. The following news is supporting evidence of this.
Microsoft said it has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission after failing to be able to negotiate a licensing deal with Primax Electronics. In the complaint, Microsoft is seeking an order barring Primax from importing infringing products into the United States.
This is significant. It’s quite a new thing for Microsoft to attack smaller companies using its questionable intellectual monopolies. Mr. Bishop has some more details.
Microsoft also is expected to file suit in U.S. District Court, seeking damages.
The next time Microsoft sheds crocodile tears, claiming it is the biggest victim of patents, bring up this development. Microsoft is among the attackers and it’s clearly a part of this problem. It’s aggressive enough to go as far as an embargo. This is a monopolistic embargo and by no means the same as a reactionary embargo to crime and abuse. █