Microsoft Cleaning Up on Patent Licensing Fees
By Trefis 12/23/11 - 11:38 AM EST
Stock quotes in this article:MSFT, MMI
NEW YORK (Trefis) -- Microsoft(MSFT_) has entered patent licensing deals with almost every major Android device manufacturer, including Samsung, Quanta, HTC and others. Motorola(MMI_) is one of the few Android manufacturers that hasn't yet licensed patents related to Android from Microsoft, which is likely due to the fact that Google(GOOG_) recently acquired them.
However, Motorola may be forced to enter a patent licensing deal with Microsoft soon. Microsoft had filed a lawsuit against Motorola alleging patent infringement, and it recently won an initial ruling by the International Trade Commission, which stated that Motorola did infringe on one of Microsoft's patents.
But the house of cards will tumble once a big player decides to invest in the legal fees to call their bluff. IBM pulled the same racket for years....MS didn't even innovate this money-making scheme.
MSFT has been sued plenty of times, but now it's payback time and BALLMER,and me, will enjoy every second watching the Android Freaks squirm.
HAR HAR HAR rolling on floor in hysterical laughter. HAR HAR
>>....MS didn't even innovate this money-making scheme. >>
so how much revenue is MSFT pulling on this scheme eh ghosanon??
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ghosanon you are defeated- all your posting frenzy is for nought- MSFT is moving to 100 billion gross in a couple years during which time AAPL will have peaked and begun its decline. A large part of MSFT's income will be from the expanded use of MSFT patents by the 'droids
you sound especially desperate these day ghosanon- going to have to cover on your 20$ MSFT short or something. Funny I have always doubted you had enough investment money to buy a pack of cagarettes
"A large part of MSFT's income will be from the expanded use of MSFT patents by the 'droids"
Haha. Dream on, shill. Your favorite company will die without their own innovation and consumer success. Niether of which are in evidence, or will be.