'Today, only Motorola Mobility, a division of Google and Huawei, remains free of the Microsoft-Android intellectual-property (IP) tax. In a statement to Dow Jones Business News, Google spokesman Matt Kallman said: "This is the same tactic we've seen time and again from Microsoft. Instead of building great new products, Microsoft attacks the competition, and tries to drive up the prices of Android devices for consumers."
'No case has ever been successfully made for any of Microsoft's undisclosed patents that are being used to profit from Android, but that's not what is important for businesses. The bottom line is that it's usually cheaper to pay off patent trolls than it is to fight them in court. Whether Microsoft's publicly undisclosed patents are valid or have any relevance to Android is beside the point.
'That's why Motorola Mobility's patent lawsuit against Microsoft is anything but done. In today's legal climate, the biggest companies use patents to battle over market share and patent licensing. Nokia, Microsoft, and Oracle's attempt to knock Android out of the European Union market as "a below-cost Trojan horse", is simply another tactic in their legal attempts to win profits from a market where Microsoft is unable to compete with its products.'