After millions of dollars and years of development, rumors, delays and media leaks Microsoft finally delivered its latest “innovation” – drum roll please – a feature phone! Yaaaaaay!
In this light the latest Microsoft’s move of bullying HTC into licensing its patents because it would be getting a “free ride” on Microsoft’s “innovations” is silly and cynical. It’s another clear example, on one hand, how dysfunctional and contrary to its stated goals the patent system has become, and on another, how it has been hijacked by the likes of Microsoft to help protect large monopolies and put a brake on true innovation and progress. Sad, sad day.