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10.14.12

Apple and Microsoft Suing Google to Stop Linux Domination in Phones, Tablets, and Beyond

Posted in Apple, GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft, Patents at 11:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Microsoft files another patent lawsuit against Google as Apple and Microsoft calls for Android ban are finding deaf ears in the courts

Microsoft files another patent lawsuit against Google as Apple and Microsoft calls for Android ban are finding deaf ears in the courts.

The ban on some Android devices was recently lifted as “Apple has lost another major battle to Samsung as the US appeals court overturns the ban on Galaxy Nexus device. Only ten days ago Judge Koh lifted the ban from Galaxy Tab 10.1 as the misguided jury did not find the tablet to be infringing upon Apple’s patents. The basis of this ban was ‘unified’ search which allowed users to search apps, files and the Internet from one box.

“The Appeals court said in its order that “We hold that the district court abused its discretion in enjoining the sales of the Galaxy Nexus.”

“Remember that this time Microsoft hits with another set of software patents, reminding us of TomTom.”Apple and Microsoft have been lobbying hard to ban or tax Android. “The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Google’s policies around licensing certain patents and suing other companies that it claims infringe on them,” says the New York Times and this comes after lobbying from Microsoft and Apple. What’s more, after Motorola liberated itself from Microsoft lawsuits [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]] (Microsoft had started it) quickly enough we learned about Micosoft’s reaction. The monopolist lost one case, so then it tries to use sanction for more blackmail against Motorola. Microsoft is reduced to just using patents against Linux (through Android), in a battle to ban and/or tax the competition. It going after Google again (in Motorola clothing). See :”Microsoft sues Motorola Mobility over mapping patent” and more in [1, 2]. Remember that this time Microsoft hits with another set of software patents, reminding us of TomTom.

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2 Comments

  1. mcinsand said,

    October 15, 2012 at 6:29 am

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    Frivolous lawsuits is all that they’ve got. When you can’t compete on performance or innovation… SUE!! SUE!! SUE!!

    The most hypocritical thing is the way they feel entitled to pilfer from FOSS (EMACS, Konqueror, KDE, … ), their knickers get in a twist when people start to wake up and realize that they can have the real thing, rather than an under-choiced copy.

  2. Michael said,

    October 15, 2012 at 10:23 am

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    This has nothing to do with anyone being anti-LInux. Apple is anti-plagiarism, sometimes to a fault. Then again, they did not start the war.

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