Friday, January 13, 2012

Microsoft execs jab at Google after signing Android patent-licensing deal - San Jose Mercury News

Interesting times

In a series of tweets after the agreement was announced, some with the hashtag #anotherandroidlicense and making reference to the Occupy movement's catchphrases, Microsoft execs teased Google and chided Apple for its penchant to sue instead of sign licensing agreements.

"Hey Google -- we are the 70%," Frank Shaw, Microsoft's vice president of corporate communications tweeted, referencing Microsoft's assertion that it now has deals on 70 percent or more of the Android smartphones sold. Shaw later posted on Twitter, "Can we just agree to drop the patents-as-weapons meme? When effective licensing enables companies to share IP, the metaphor falls apart."

Microsoft execs jab at Google after signing Android patent-licensing deal - San Jose Mercury News

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