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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Microsoft cements position as Android's patent toll collector   —  Summary: Microsoft is going to make money from almost every Android device shipped.  —  Samsung's move to license Microsoft patents for its Android devices means that the software giant as secured its position as toll collector …
Sep 28, 2011, 2:00 PMIn context
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Will Amazon's Tablet Raise Any Patent Issues?   —  While most of the attention surrounding Amazon's about-to-be-introduced tablet is around its feature set, it will also be interesting to see if the device raises any patent issues.  —  Oracle, Microsoft and Apple have all sued over Android, albeit in different ways.
Sep 28, 2011, 9:25 AMIn context
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Microsoft Signs Mega-Patent Deal With Samsung, Will Get Royalties on Every Android Device It Sells   —  Microsoft is announcing today the biggest Android-related patent deal to date, signing a broad cross-licensing deal with Samsung.  —  With the deal, Microsoft will get royalty revenue …
Sep 28, 2011, 8:50 AMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft adds Casio to its Linux patent-protection list   —  Summary: Microsoft and Casio Computer have signed a patent-protection deal, resulting in Casio paying Microsoft an undisclosed amount for IP coverage for Linux-based devices.  —  After issuing press release after press release touting …
Sep 20, 2011, 11:35 AMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Acer and ViewSonic sign Microsoft patent deals covering Android, Chrome OS devices   —  Summary: Microsoft added two more OEMs to its list of companies agreeing to sign patent-protection deals with the Redmond vendor to cover Android- and Chrome OS-baseed devices.
Sep 8, 2011, 9:15 AMIn context
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Says Motorola's Android Phones Infringe Its Patents   —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), the world's largest software maker, began arguing its U.S. trade case that Android- based smartphones made by Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. use technology derived from Microsoft inventions.
Aug 22, 2011, 2:20 PMIn context
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Judge bounces Google's complaint over Android code viewing   —  ITC rejects Google effort to block expert testimony in Microsoft-Motorola patent battle  —  Computerworld - A U.S. trade judge has rejected Google's move to block the testimony of a Microsoft expert witness in the latter's 10-month dispute …
Aug 17, 2011, 3:50 PMIn context
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
Google Fires Back At Microsoft, Both Companies Are Looking Lame Right Now   —  Google has fired back in its war of words with Microsoft.  —  If you missed it yesterday, Google accused Microsoft of participating in a hostile campaign against Android using bogus patents.
Aug 4, 2011, 6:25 PMIn context
Mary Branscombe / TechRadar.com:
How Microsoft makes money from Android   —  In Depth: And more secret Microsoft patent profits revealed  —  The recent revelation that Microsoft makes a packet from Android might come as a surprise.  —  But Android isn't the only competitor Microsoft makes money from - and more often than not, the competition is happy with the deal.
Aug 4, 2011, 9:50 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Google: Patently Absurd   —  David Drummond, Google senior vice president and chief legal officer, “When Patents Attack Android”: … So if Google had acquired the rights to these patents, that would have been OK.  But when others acquired them, it's a “hostile, organized campaign”.
Aug 4, 2011, 4:01 AMIn context

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