walkman - 8:51 pm on Jul 4, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: walkman at 9:03 pm (utc) on Jul 4, 2011]
gotta love intelligent people
Yeah, MSFT, Erickson, Intel, Samsung, Apple, RIM etc employ idiots. Only Google people are good at math. Stop drinking the koolaid, look at stats (don't bother trying to find Google in there):
The computer maker won 36 percent more U.S. patents last year than the next closest company, South Koreaís Samsung Electronics Co., with 3,611, according to IFI Patent Intelligence of Wilmington, Delaware. IBMís total was 69 percent more than No. 3 Microsoft Corp., with 2,906.
Other companies on IFIís top 10 list were Canon Inc., with 2,206 patents; Panasonic Corp., 1,829; Toshiba Corp., 1,696; Sony Corp., 1,680; Intel Corp., 1,537; Seiko Epson Corp., 1,330; and Hewlett-Packard Co., 1,273.
Never underestimate what this does to Android, some were even suggesting that Google gave up on it. The battle has just started and with these and other patents Android could very well become very expensive to use.
Google is a $30 billion a year company, of which around $8 Billion is pure profit. And they have over $30 Billion in reserves, so they are not a small company. R & D and patents are what keeps a company ahead of others.
edit: changed source to Bloomberg.
[edited by: walkman at 9:03 pm (utc) on Jul 4, 2011]