It’s always fun to see the school-yard bully take his lumps:
- ITC: Motorola does not violate Apple patents
- Oracle v. Google – Rock, Meet Hard Place
- Barnes & Noble Opposes Microsoft’s Motion for SJ on Patent Misuse Defense ~pj
The bullies of IT, Apple, M$ and Oracle have hardly gained any traction in their barrage of lawsuits and even book-sellers are beating them up. That public humiliation is adding to the decline in monopoly in IT. Going forward, everyone will seriously consider open standards in new systems and upgrades and monopoly will fade back into the swamp where it belongs, competing on price/performance. In the end the $billions the monopolists stole from the economy will become tiny compared to the rapid growth in global IT.