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Google throws a tantrum -- accuses Microsoft, others, of "hostile, organized campaign"

Google throws a tantrum -- accuses Microsoft, others, of "hostile, organized campaign"

Daniel Rubino 27

A few weeks ago, Google was involved in bidding for 6,000 patents being offered by Nortel, which many thought if Google should win, would beef up their defense against patent litigation. Instead, they lost to a consortium of Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Sony, EMC and Ericsson for $4.5 billion. Basically everyone won except Google. At the time this story was spun two ways: Nortel's patent...

Microsoft signs licensing agreement with GeoVector for mobile augmented reality patents

Daniel Rubino 2

Good news everyone! Microsoft has signed a licensing agreement with GeoVector Corporation, a company who actually held the original trademark on "Augmented Reality". The deal is to bring GeoVector patented "Augmented Reality, pointing-based local search and other aspects of spatially aware mobile computing" to what else, but Windows Phones. The deal is non-exclusive, meaning our rivals...