Pot calling the kettle black?
So, let me get this straight.
Google is crying to the judge that because they make something, they have the rights to hold and enforce patents. (While ignoring others.) Yet this Patent Holding Company aka patent troll, because they own the patent, but don't manufacture anything, they don't have the right to enforce a patent?
Color me silly, but here's the problem... Google, like Facebook, Apple and other tech companies have created holding companies in Ireland where they house their IP.
There's this thing called the 'Double Irish'? (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Irish_arrangement)
So technically Google US doesn't own the IP that they use. They created an offshore entity where they transferred the IP aka patents to which they have rights. Said company in Ireland doesn't exist except to hold the IP. Apple is famous for this... and if memory serves, El Reg did a story on Apple's IP company and their 'employees'.
So, let me get this straight...
Google creates an IP holding company in Ireland that does nothing but hold the IP and collect transfer money from Google to hide from US and other's tax jurisdictions, yet they argue that a patent holding company can't enforce their patents because they don't manufacture anything?
By their logic, Google can't enforce their own patents which they transferred offshore, nor can they sue for infringement of their IP for any IP that they moved offshore.
Unless you are going to remove process and software patents from protection... Then patent trolls are legal and fair game to sue to protect their investments. (And I am for one... against software patents )