quote: pool all the patent[s] and let companies buy which ever they like and fix a price for patents
quote: MS is the largest corporate sponsor for patent reform when it comes to software patents. No one ever seems to realize this.
quote: MS also doesn't try to stifle innovation with licensing they just want to be compensated for the work they've done.
quote: Ballmer even said the biggest reason for their massive portfolio is to protect themselves. And every patent they go for licensing on is one they already use or are going to implement.
quote: Even Apple technically isn't, even if they would rather just shut down the competition.
quote: He said that Android was a stolen product.
quote: But the entirety of Android being something "stolen" from Apple? That's just nonsense!
quote: OR..... they don't want to spend billions in a long term suite that might put their production on hold until it is over (so no profit for years and in the hole) or instead spend millions that just cut into their profits a little now. Doesn't matter if they have a case or not... MS has deep pockets and it is in their best interest to keep the suite going for as long as possible.
quote: With Google knowing they'd give it away for free and make their money off the app sales and advertising; so they built Android off the works of others.
quote: Google maintains that Oracle deserves no damages."Zero is ridiculous," said Alsup, who rejected Google's argument that its ad sales should not be included in estimating damages from the Android system."They're totally wrong on that," Alsup said.