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Googorola is giving up on getting loads of Microsoft gear kicked off the shelves for infringing patents used in the video compression H.264 standard. Things were looking good for Google in its various suits back in May, when it won an injunction in Germany that applied to Xboxes, Windows 7, Internet Explorer and Windows Media …

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Good news for now....

Until the next lawyer finds a hole and it will start over again.

You Americans like litigation tooooo much!

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Re: Good news for now....

No, just the lawyerly subculture whom we are working on turning into an exportable resource. Would you care to take a few off our hands? Please?

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Sure

How much do we get paid?

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Re: Good news for now....

Ambulance-chasers aside, lawyers most just want to work and get paid. We have a litigious culture because the market has decided in favor of it. Sometimes that's a rational calculation, based on expected ROI; sometimes it's irrational and driven by unrealistic hope for a huge gain, a desire for revenge, etc. But in any event, it's hardly the case that Google et alia are being dragged kicking and screaming into filing lawsuits by their legal teams.

And we seem to be doing a fine job of exporting that culture already.

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suggested destinations for US export of litiginous IP beagles

included destinations:

Transporter Test Station #1 at Area 51

Rocket Launch failure Post Mortem Recreation/analysis subject pool (Kazakstan)

Fukushima Daiichi, storage pool, reactor #4

Passenger test pool, long range deep water sub testing. Validation of Marianas Trench survivability.

Pluto, transport method = slingshot.

(Monday and Tuesday were far too long. It feels like Friday already)

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