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Microsoft will no longer seek regular legal counsel from a firm named after Bill Gates' father, after it was chopped from a list of regular suppliers. K&L Gates has been removed from Microsoft's list of preferred providers following a comprehensive review, the company said, which saw Microsoft seek competitive bids. Microsoft …

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Joke

Experience in 47 states?

So why hasn't Microsoft been sued in the other 3?

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Microsoft finally working with itself ??

"Microsoft said it would continue to work with Microsoft.(sic)"

Im glad to hear this, it's about time that they start working with each other insted of fighting each other ;)

Unfortunately im sure it was just a spelling mistake *sigh*

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Joke

Didn't quite follow...

Those Microsoft yanks preferred what?

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Nice

Isn't it nice that MS can choose from a wide range of independent suppliers, each of which has to compete on service and value. Just as well the US hasn't started allowing patents on laws. Yet.

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Re: Didn't quite follow...

Simple: the Microsoft yanks preferred the status, as opposed to, say, the name or the quality, of the firm.

-dZ.

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Silver badge

Guilt by Association is Yin to Yang's Basking in Reflected Glory.

Hell, having a Big Shiny Microsoft Plaque on the Wall in the Office is a bit dodgy if the Company is a Serial Monopoly Chaser/Price Phixer/Non Compete War Lord.

I'm QuITE Surprised they haven't yet Tried to Patent the Cloud, with Virtual NINJA Controls. ...which would Suggest that it probably already Established Prior Art, Patents Pending Publication.

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Linux

Litigation World

Give up the requirement to sue & become software developers instead. It only goes to show that M$ has a better litigation & patent group than software design & development.

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