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Microsoft Needles Android

Android may be well ahead of Windows Mobile, but that didn't stop a Windows Phone 7 exec from taking a pot shot at the rival company. According to Tivanka Ellawala, who runs the MS Mobile Group, Android may be open source but that doesn't make it free. Ellawala more than hinted that patent holders may sue over various infringements, which would cost OEMs (and, ultimately, consumers) some hard-earned cash.

Having been on both sides of patent lawsuits, Microsoft is in the know. And if I were to guess, I'd say Microsoft may be one of the leading candidates to sue!

Are these lawsuits out of hand or just proper recompense for the hard work of invention? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/17/2010 at 1:18 PM


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