quote: The Microsoft patent is U.S. Patent No. 6,370,566, which is titled “generating meeting requests and group scheduling from a mobile device.” It relates to a method in which mobile devices synchronize calendars with computers, and it's part of Microsoft’s ActiveSync software.
quote: Because the title explaining the intent of the patent is what is being litigated rather than the content containing the method of implementation
quote: Just like with the guy who invented the WeedEater. After about a year several other companies also had string line trimmers that were patented because they changed some little thing like putting the motor at the top instead of the bottom of the handle. They guy had a great idea and patented it, but still others made more money off his idea then he did.
quote: You can ONLY get a patent for a specific implementation.
quote: The fact that Motorola was dumb enough to implement Microsoft's specific implementation without doing a patent search first is no one's fault but Motorola's.
quote: How about Motorola patenting industry standards for Wifi and Video Compression then suing companies for using standards completely abusing FRAND.
quote: What we need is to increase that Office's budget.
quote: Because the title explaining the intent of the patent is what is being litigated rather than the content containing the method of implementation... </sarcasm>
quote: If patents worked the way you describe, then no one could develop an alternate way of doing something without infringing on the patent.
quote: It isn't the idea that is patented. It is the method of implementing that idea
quote: Google doesn't give a shit about anyone else's IP
quote: and everyone except Motorolla who uses Android recognises that and has licensed the patents
quote: f there was nothing to Microsoft patents that they claim are being violated patents, why did Samsung and others not fight when presented with the claim?
quote: Google steals IP.
quote: They do not make it corporate policy to steal. Google does. Google's business model revolves around monetizing what belongs to others. They are one of the sleaziest companies in existence.
quote: But MS generally pays for IP though. They do not make it corporate policy to steal. Google does. Google's business model revolves around monetizing what belongs to others.