Wow, when I heard the rumors last week I bet that this will not going to happen. But now #Microsoft really surprised me by joining the Open Invention Network #OIN. This also means that they have to stop using #patents against #Android! https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-open-sources-its-entire-patent-portfolio
@bjoern They have written off the Nokia assets, and as for their patents, afaik they didn't even acquire all of them. So it's not that much of a surprise, but a nice move anyway.
@danimo as far as I know they still make a lot of money buy forcing every Android manufacturer to pay patent fees. If I would have MS stocks I would probably sell them before the next report will be released and shows the drop of revenues. 😉
@bjoern @danimo Already two years ago, there was a big decline in the revenue coming from that source. Likely its dried up https://www.businessinsider.de/microsoft-android-patent-licensing-revenue-falling-2016-4?r=US&IR=T
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