Microsoft is a corporation. Microsoft isn't dead yet. Two big differences... between your example and my example.
Microsoft was convicted of committing monopolization in the PC arena. During the time frame of their illegal activity they surely submitted patents with ill gained money or people or knowledge. I think Motorola should bring this up in court. Its like a bank robber taking the stolen money and investing it. The bank robber gets caught and convicted... and spends some time on parole then ends up keeping all its ill gained investments along with interest. That this not right. The money and property obtained by a criminal activity should be taken away from the criminal. Plus, as part of the settlement with the US government Microsoft was required to open some of its application interfaces to competitors. That part may have been done to some degree, but more likely the argument could be made that Microsoft is capitalizing off of illegal behavior from the past and its settlement doesn't didn't go far enough.
Mr Obama is not making me happy. And I'm a Democrat. Can we offshore all the politicians ? They certainly don't care about Americans.
I have been hearing about the first to apply rule. If patent reform includes such a rule change these new patent applications to inventions by others will have beat the owners of ideas in the race to patent, plus it allows free grab of anything left unpatented.
Bush says we don't torture..
and we did. so its not a backdoor... its ah... a peephole.... or something. and ya Microsoft didn't put it in.... cause then some employees there would know too much and have to be
yes so true. MS doesn't mind coming out with a weak product... It makes current Vendors feel safe... they mock it. But little by little the MS product takes over... usually not because its better, but rather its free or bundled or way cheaper. But... then MS did create the Virus protection industry by creating such a crapy OS.
"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." -- Howard Aiken