-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

Microsoft, Nintendo Hit By Patent Lawsuit

,----[ Quote ]
| While Sony is still in the process of appealing a patent infringement lawsuit
| over technologies utilized in their video game console controllers, Microsoft
| and Nintendo too have been hit with a similiar lawsuit from Texas-based
| Anascape earlier this week.
`----

http://www.neoseeker.com/news/6020-m...atent-lawsuit/

Nintendo hit with $21 million patent infringement

,----[ Quote ]
| Nintendo of America Inc. was ordered to pay a small East Texas gaming company
| $21 million Wednesday for infringing on a patent while designing controllers
| for its popular Wii and GameCube systems.
`----

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i...uIu3QD90M00P00

Nintendo Loses Patent Suit, Must Pay $21M

,----[ Quote ]
| In July 2006, Anascape sued both Microsoft and Nintendo, alleging that
| several sensor patents used by the Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo game
| controllers violated the company's patents. The suit also included a patent
| for a "remote controller with analog buttons."
`----

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2305502,00.asp


Related:

A Patent Lie

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft sang a very different tune in 1991. In a memo to his
| senior executives, Bill Gates wrote, "If people had understood how
| patents would be granted when most of today's ideas were invented,
| and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete
| standstill today." Mr. Gates worried that "some large company will
| patent some obvious thing" and use the patent to "take as much of
| our profits as they want."
`----

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/09/opinion/09lee.html


Sun exec accuses Microsoft of 'patent terrorism'

,----[ Quote ]
| The efforts of Microsoft to pressure the Linux community over alleged and
| unspecified patents is akin to "patent terrorism", according to a local
| executive for Sun Microsystems. *
`----

http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/softwar...9280437,00.htm


Microsoft, the art of Corporate Terrorism.

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft, no longer the technological leader in the Computer Desktop
| market, is taking on a terrorist role in its attempt remain in power
| at all costs. (see the link to the CNN story below)
|
| The tactic is intended to frighten current, and would be, free
| software users away from products that Microsoft just can't compete
| with. It's not a new tactic, but for the first time desperation is
| beginning to show.
`----

http://sweetcomputing.com/index.php?...soft_Terrorism


Convicted Monopolist Terrorizes Software Industry

,----[ Quote ]
| That headline is designed to grab your attention. Sensationalistic as
| it may be, it also happens to be true, if what you mean by 'terrorize'
| is to provoke fear.
|
| If you've been following the presidential race in the United States,
| you know the present crop of candidates have been exploiting the fear
| of the American people as they never have before in the history of
| the country.
`----

http://www.linux.org/news/opinion/ms_threats.html


Who is the world's biggest patent troll?

,----[ Quote ]
| In two consecutive days, The Wall Street Journal presented two different
| answers. The first is not surprising: Intellectual Ventures, the brainchild
| of ex-Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold. It's now out "to raise as much as
| $1 billion to help develop and patent inventions, many of them from
| universities in Asia." *
`----

http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9...=2547-1_3-0-20
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)

iD8DBQFILW7BU4xAY3RXLo4RAu0AAJ0XU5DBCvo4DX2hJbK/TCoOdv72ywCgnaMw
7dIMdAP7JwlC87W0jHLlbMU=
=xGW4
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----