simplezz, on 08 May 2012 - 17:17, said:
The patent system is already a shambles given the amount of lawsuits Microsoft has filed to kill its competitors. It can only get better at this point. Hopefully a win for Motorola will teach Microsoft not to abuse the patent system in the future.
Microsoft has not tried to kill its competitors through patent litigation when it wasn't justified, for the most part. Microsoft has, however, tried to ignore the patents of others at times (such as the XML in Word lawsuit) and generally they've gotten what was coming to them. If you're referring to Microsoft suing Android manufacturers: then Google shouldn't have ignored patents and knowingly violated the law. Microsoft has not ignored Motorola's patents, and they're not seeking to stop their patents from being valid. They're arguing that Motorola is using unethical and questionable business practices.
A win for Motorola wouldn't teach anyone not to abuse the patent system. I think it would do the exact opposite of that.
(Although the issue of far too broad patents being awarded isn't going to be resolved either way.)
MiukuMac, on 08 May 2012 - 15:42, said:
Great, please point me to the Neowin where they call out Microsoft on when they're ****ing on others, trolling with their patents or threatening Linux users - not to mention where the users haven't had years of free reign in trolling every single Apple thread ever made. Because apparently me and quite a few other people have been browsing this alternate Neowin.
Better take those shades off sometime and take another glance.
Yes, Microsoft definitely doesn't have a history of abusing their size to crush competition with frivolous law suits and practically forcing PC manufacturers do their will thanks to Windows being practically a monopoly.
You're not even being remotely reasonable at this point. You're saying 'this is how Neowin is because that's what I see.' Yet you don't provide any examples of what you see and then ask other people to give you examples? If you want to go down that road, at least make it a two-way street, because there's no sense in having an argument you've already determined is one-sided no matter what.
And I never argued Microsoft hasn't been involved in frivolous lawsuits in the past. But, again, you're missing out on the whole standards
aspect of this lawsuit.