quote: For those who don't know, HTC has a far smaller patent portfolio than other players and much less cash to defend itself against these larger foes ... HTC has to pay Microsoft a whopping $5 per headset sold.
quote: For example, if we use the famous Apple "slide to unlock" patent as an example, maybe HTC could supply Android with a different type of unlock system
quote: Why, for example, wasn't a version of Android made which avoided the patents that cost a lot to licence?
quote: Barnes & Noble was the company which signed the NDA, concluded the patents were ridiculous, and broke the NDA to call Microsoft out on it. http://www.groklaw.net/articlebasic.php?story=2011...
quote: Really, stuff like this should be illegal.