-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
____/ RonB on Wednesday 03 Aug 2011 23:51 : \____
> Google's top lawyer rips Apple, Microsoft and Oracle
> Google's top legal officer today posted a scathing indictment of
> adversaries Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle for pursuing "bogus" patent
> claims that may serve to drive up the costs of phones using Google's
> Android mobile operating system.
> Google Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond paints
> a picture of rivals envious of Android's success, noting that more than
> 550,000 Android devices are activated daily.
> "But Android's success has yielded something else: a hostile, organized
> campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple, and other companies,
> waged through bogus patents," Drummond writes in a post under the heading
> "When patents attack Android."
> Drummond begins his post, noting what strange bedfellows Apple and
> Microsoft make.
> "I have worked in the tech sector for over two decades. Microsoft and
> Apple have always been at each other's throats, so when they get into bed
> together you have to start wondering what's going on," Drummond writes.
> He sees their banding together to acquire the Nortel patents as a direct
> assault on Android, which has quickly surpassed both the iPhone and
> devices running the Windows Phone and the previous Windows Mobile as the
> top selling smartphone operating system in the United States. He goes on
> to note that smartphones might face up to 250,000 "largely questionable"
> patent claims, which serve as a "tax" on the devices.
> "Instead of competing by building new features or devices, they are
> fighting through litigation," Drummond writes.
> Too bad for Apple and Microsoft. Their patent extortion is not going to
Worse -- antitrust regulators or Feds will shame those companies in public.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
http://Schestowitz.com | GNU/Linux administration | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
Editor @ http://techrights.org & Broadcaster @ http://bytesmedia.co.uk/
GPL-licensed 3-D Othello @ http://othellomaster.com
Non-profit search engine proposal @ http://iuron.com
Contact E-mail address (direct): s at schestowitz dot com
Contact Internet phone (SIP): schestowitz@xxxxxxxxx (24/7)
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----