bill - 2:19 am on Sep 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
I was amused by a TechCrunch article on the same topic:
Google On Microsoft’s Android Patent Tactics: It’s Extortion [techcrunch.com]
Today’s maneuver is only the latest in a series of moves by Microsoft to destroy Android, or get paid trying. CEO Steve Ballmer is on record as saying that Android isn’t free, you have to pay Microsoft for the patents it violates. And Microsoft has gone out of their way to ensure they maintain the patent upper hand. It’s either evil, or evil genius.