Microsoft sues Barnes and Noble over Android
Posted Mar 22, 2011 20:43 UTC (Tue) by FlorianMueller
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To many device makers, Android is a nightmare as far as patent litigation (now 37 Android-related lawsuits) is concerned. Of course, intellectual property issues are only one part of the consideration. Up to a certain point they may just look at a seemingly free and open (in reality, neither free nor fully open) offering as an attractive choice, especially as long as consumers like it. But if the 37 Android-related suits that have already been filed have to be settled, plus the many more that will likely be filed this year, it's hard to see how Android will be economically far less attractive because of the need to dole out $5 to patent holder A, $10 to B, $15 to C, $12 to D, etc.
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