谷歌:Patently Absurd

谷歌高级副总裁兼首席法律官大卫德拉蒙德“当专利攻击Android时“:

But Android’s success has yielded something else: a hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents.

They’re doing this by banding together to acquire Novell’s old patents (the “CPTN” group including Microsoft and Apple) and Nortel’s old patents (the “Rockstar” group including Microsoft and Apple), to make sure Google didn’t get them;$15 licensing fees for every Android device; attempting to make it more expensive for phone manufacturers to license Android (which we provide free of charge) than Windows Mobile; and even suing Barnes & Noble, HTC, Motorola, and SamsungPatents were meant to encourage innovation, but lately they are being used as a weapon to stop it.

因此,如果谷歌获得了这些专利的权利,那就没关系但是当其他人获得它们时,它就是一种“敌对的,有组织的运动”谷歌可以通过免费赠送Android来破坏微软的付费操作系统许可业务,但微软不能破坏谷歌试图免费提供侵犯微软专利的操作系统的企图吗?

This anti-competitive strategy is also escalating the cost of patents way beyond what they’re really worthMicrosoft and Apple’s winning $4.5 billion for Nortel’s patent portfolio was nearly five times larger than the pre-auction estimate of $1 billion幸运的是,法律皱眉the accumulation of dubious patents for anti-competitive means — which means these deals are likely to draw regulatory scrutiny, and this patent bubble will pop.

首先,10亿美元的“估计”是部分的由谷歌自己设定

然后当拍卖实际开始时,谷歌就可以了出价超过31.4亿美元但是,当苹果和微软出价达到45亿美元时,那“超出了他们真正的价值”如果这些专利是“虚假的”,为什么谷歌愿意为他们支付任何费用,更不用说pi亿美元?

除了内森·梅尔沃德和他的亲信之外,没有人看到美国专利制度运作正常,但谷歌在这里的虚伪是荒谬的谷歌并没有反对一些从未应该发布的软件专利他们并没有反对像梅尔沃德这样的专利巨魔和像Lodsys这样的贝壳公司 - 这些公司没有自己的产品,没有实际的发明,只是专利思路对于产品他们有效地反对专利制度本身的想法,仅仅是因为Android违反了谷歌竞争对手持有的一系列专利这不是攻击Android的“专利”这是竞争公司,其谷歌侵犯了他们的专利 - 而其Android业务受到破坏 - 正在攻击Android。

谷歌支持者声称谷歌只想防御性地使用专利但是,如果不是Android实际侵犯的实际专利,谷歌究竟需要防范什么呢?

谷歌在这里的论点与仅仅要求苹果,微软,甲骨文,should simply sit back and let Google do whatever it wants with Android, regardless of the patents they hold? And, let’s not forget, give Android away for free.