Posted Mar 3, 2010 6:13 UTC (Wed) by gdt
In reply to: Yay
Parent article: Apple's patent attack
In the first instance, yes. In the longer term it will depend upon the terms of contracts between the two software suppliers and HTC. For example, did Google and Microsoft warrant that their software was free of encumberences; did they indemnify HTC from I.P claims over the software?
Interesting times for the US Government too. Taiwan have bent over backwards to requests from the US Trade Representative on I.P matters in order to negotiate a free trade agreement. Yet when a high profile Taiwan company and a high profile US company compete, dodgy I.P is used to ban imports from the Taiwan firm. There's already great concern in Taiwan about the US's combative use of international trade agreements against Taiwan's interests (eg: import of US beef, despite BSE being found in the past), and this will be seen as another example of that.
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