Yours truly, two years ago:
And yes, there are some who will argue that there are no “worthy
patents”, that the entire U.S. patent system should simply be
abolished. That’s not going to happen. Google’s blog post comes
across as whining that Apple and Microsoft (Microsoft especially)
aren’t sitting back and allowing Android to destroy their
businesses. Maybe the patent system should be killed. It certainly
should be reformed. But these are the laws we have. Google’s ace
in this fight: search revenue. Microsoft’s ace: its patent
library. You fight with what you have.
First, the dynamite in Rockstar’s suit against Google filed yesterday is that it is going after Google’s search revenue.
Second, it’s cute how even I thought, just two years ago, that Google was pursuing a mobile patents portfolio only for “defensive” purposes.
★ Friday, 1 November 2013