Re: Motorola wins Xbox and Windows 7 ban in Germany
As much as I love seeing any M$ beaten down (can you say 'schadenfreude' ?), this is just another miserable decision in the IP wars the big companies are playing. Motorola sues M$FT for using their compression algorithm, M$FT shakes-down all the Asian Android makers for unspecified infringements. Apple sues Samsung for using their clever display idea ...
IP law was *supposed* to make it profitable to invent something truly new and innovative - not to put up fences to prevent using obvious ideas.
I can't speak to the value of Motorola's IP in this case - maybe it was some brilliant-innovative compression algorithm that has never been thought of before. More likely it's just some one of a thousand ways to solve the same-old problem.
As a software developer - you can't sneeze anymore w/o someone claiming IP infringement.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. - H. L. Mencken
Last edited by stevea; 3rd May 2012 at 05:56 PM.