M$ v Motorola: Match in a Powder Magazine

Mutual Assured Destruction used to be what kept us from nuclear war. Tech companies have not learned from the lessons of the Cold War. M$ and Motorola have chosen a hot war. M$ sued over use of ideas in Android and Motorola is counter-suing M$ over use of ideas in that other OS, servers and Xbox. They may both yet shoot down their own software patents and waste $millions in the process to say nothing of the PR hit. Who wants to deal with a company that sues customers?

M$ of course wants to suppress Android and Linux which underpins it. Motorola just wants quiet enjoyment of its business but M$ would not leave them alone. If anything good comes of all this it will be the death of a few more patents, possibly the death of all software patents or the publicizing that M$ is toothless and old. Change is good. It will be wonderful if the world learns they should not pay taxes to M$.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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