Microsoft is suing B&N over the nook.

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Full of Win, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Hmmmm. This should be interesting if this ends up going anywhere.
     
  2. RawBert macrumors 68000

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  3. KeriJane macrumors 6502a

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    Haha!

    Going after the little guys 'cause Google's too big. :(

    Well, MS IS the expert on Patent Infringement.... they should know!

    Have Fun,
    Keri
     
  4. systole macrumors member

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    Which Nook

    It will be interesting to see if the actual patent applies to just the nook color (my bet) or extends to both models.
     
  5. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    One really huge difference between Apple suing someone over a patent, versus Microsoft, Nokia, Kodak or others doing so, is that at least the latter seem willing to license their patents.

    Has Apple ever licensed their technology to others? (Excepting the clones way back when.)
     
  6. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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    From the top of my head, firewire, 1394 was primarily developed by Apple, but it's owned and licensed by a couple of companies. But yes, you're right, Apple doesn't share much, they tend to buy out the company with the technology and keep it to themselves.
     
  7. iliketyla macrumors regular

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    This is why I always respect your opinion on most matters. Even though you're on a Mac forum, you present things in a mostly unbiased manner.
     

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