But Android’s success has yielded something else: a hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents.Of course Microsoft's recation is also impressive. On Twitter, Brad Smith, Microsoft General Counsel, tweeted:
Google says we bought Novell patents to keep them from Google. Really? We asked them to bid jointly with us. They said no.Well, our Anti-Googler MG Siegler on Techcrunch, made up an article about... well about the reaction of Microsoft. Saying Google is making fools out of themselves. But not that I think about any kind of neutral journalism from MG Siegler when it comes to Google, he may have ask Brad Smith what the conditions were, for a joined bid.
Handing over the rights for Android to a consortium? Paying money for patent-licenses within the group? So, let's play the Anti-Siegler here: I'm sure the conditions for a joined bis were unacceptable. I can not figure out, why a joint venture with every main competitor would make sense. Therefore I'll guess, the rules for the join of Google wasn't very tempting for them. Despite that I see no way, how it could stand against the Federal Trading Commission if all the big players are planing world domination together. Okay, it's the USA, so we might forget about that not being possible.
For me it's clear. Those typical patent-trolls made bids to put Google, and especially Android, under pressure. Google itself bought 1030 patents from IBM that could influence the attackers desktop PC market. I think it's time for Google to step into the fight with all their power to end this charade of crying companies that lost all their innovation. You want Android to disappear? Then make something better or die. That was once wht America made big. Not the ridiculous court wars over patents. This is something kids do in their sandbox. Destroying others sandcastles if they are better than the own one. And I would give that child a clear advice.
[Via Official Google Blog: When patents attack Android]