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Motorola Scores Patent Wins Over Microsoft, Apple 158

tlhIngan writes "This week is Motorola's lucky week; they've won twice in two separate patent suits. First, an ITC judge has ruled that Microsoft's Xbox 360 has violated 4 of 5 patents related to h.264. This is just a preliminary ruling (PDF) and both Microsoft and Motorola will face an ITC panel later this year. In the other case, the ITC judge has ruled Apple violates a 3G patent, one that a German court ruled that Apple didn't violate earlier this year. "
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Motorola Scores Patent Wins Over Microsoft, Apple

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  • by MobileTatsu-NJG ( 946591 ) on Tuesday April 24, 2012 @06:42PM (#39788683)

    Good day, sir. Respond if you like, I won't read it.

    "Don't bother trying to cure my ignorance!" Heh.

    Look, I realize that you get your news from reading Slashdot summaries. But before you get to waving your torch and pitchfork, bear in mind that the patents this site covers are way more complex than the summaries allude to. That's hardly surprising, nobody reads the articles, let alone the patents themselves. And this site is, afterall, all about advertising, so you can expect a sensationalist spin to get you hitting the 'reply' button. Go read a few. Seriously, go find some Slashdot stories about software patents, then go read the actual patent. Yes, you'll find patent trolls, but you'll also find that many of them are obvious only in hindsight.

    You won't necessarily change your mind about whether they should be abolished or not, but at least you will no longer have an extreme opinion on something you don't understand. You won't be posting any more nonsense like this: "There are hundreds of thousands of them. None of them required any investment to develop. They simply memorialize things that everyone always did... "

    Ignore my advice at your own risk.

  • by DragonWriter ( 970822 ) on Tuesday April 24, 2012 @07:25PM (#39789173)

    Note: This is Motorola Mobility, which ultimately means Google.

    Except that it doesn't. Google will inherit anything Motorola Mobility gets out of this if China approves the acquisition, but until then Google doesn't have management control over Motorola Mobility.

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