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Microsoft Makes Google's Accusations Look Foolish

Microsoft Makes Google's Accusations Look Foolish

Posted August 4, 2011 at 4:07pm by iClarified · 10235 views
Microsoft has posted an email in which it asked Google to team up to bid for Nortel's patent portfolio making the company and its public accusations look foolish.

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Brad –
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - I came down with a 24-hour bug on the way back from San Antonio. After talking with people here, it sounds as though for various reasons a joint bid wouldn't be advisable for us on this one. But I appreciate your flagging it, and we're open to discussing other similar opportunities in the future.

I hope the rest of your travels go well, and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
– Kent
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Google recently posted on its blog accusing Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and others of teaming up in a hostile campaign against its Android operating system. This has lead to huge amount of media attention with most seeing this claim as absurd. Many feel that Google has simply taken intellectual property from others and combined it to create Android. Now that companies are seeking licensing fees for their property, Google is turning to the government to try and circumvent patent law.

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Microsoft Makes Google's Accusations Look Foolish

Microsoft Makes Google's Accusations Look Foolish
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Spelunkerer
Spelunkerer - August 4, 2011 at 7:12pm
This shows you didn't understand a thing written in this article. Idiot!
DanCJ
DanCJ - August 4, 2011 at 10:44pm
No it doesn't, but your reply shows you don't understand sarcasm.
Nir Hus
Nir Hus - August 4, 2011 at 4:41pm
Playing in the mud will get everyone dirty, Nir Hus www.nirhus.com
rvs007
rvs007 - August 4, 2011 at 4:34pm
Shouldn't that be "Nortel" not "Novell" in Brad's tweet?
Baxter
Baxter - August 4, 2011 at 6:42pm
Actually, the groups, including Apple & MS, bid on both Novell & Nortel patents. https://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=16328
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