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Re: Samsung Joins Ranks of Android Vendors Licensing Microsoft Patents

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____/ Phil Da Lick! on Wednesday 28 Sep 2011 16:50 : \____

> On 28/09/2011 16:44, Hardon wrote:
>> <http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/09/28/1433259/samsung-joins-ranks-of-android-vendors-licensing-microsoft-patents>
>> <quote>
>> "GeekWire reports that Microsoft and Samsung just announced a patent
>> licensing agreement that gives Samsung legal coverage for its use of
>> Google's Android OS in its smartphones. Under the deal, which covers
>> both mobile phones and tablets, Microsoft says it will receive
>> unspecified royalties for every Android device that Samsung
>> sells. Microsoft previously struck a similar patent deal with HTC,
>> under which Microsoft is reportedly receiving $5 for every Android
>> handset that HTC sells. This latest deal leaves Motorola Mobility,
>> with which Microsoft is currently in litigation, as the only major
>> Android smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. without a license to
>> Microsoft's patent portfolio."
>> </quote>
> Disgusting. I just wish somebody would challenge this shit in court so
> we can all see whether the patents have merit rather than this behind
> the scenes shakedown.

Samsung was already paying Microsoft for FAT, Samsung was a pariah... since 2007.

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