Apple, Microsoft and Oracle against Google


Apple joined with its rival Microsoft and Oracle against Google to stop Android’s crawling, so as to prevent Android from obtaining new patents from Novell and Nortel, the three giants in the world of technology went to the courts rather than fair competition as  Google said.

In an article published in the official Google blog, David Drummond, “Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer” attacked Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and called them anti-corporate and anti-competitive.

As he said this alliance is  to make sure Google didn’t get them; seeking $15 licensing fees for every Android device; attempting to make it more expensive for phone manufacturers to license Android.

He added that the non-competitive strategy of Apple and Microsoft have caused raising the price of the patents  at more than 5 times than the original price, which amounted to $ 4.5 billion.

But he said that the department of justice frowns at this situation and it will find solutions.

Fortunately, the law frowns on the accumulation of dubious patents for anti-competitive means — which means these deals are likely to draw regulatory scrutiny, and this patent bubble will pop.

Google announced that more than 550,000 Android devices are activated every day, through  39 manufacturers and 231 carriers in the world .and this what made this non-competitive alliance , but Google said that it will work hard and hard to make Android best platform for customers.

We’re not naive; technology is a tough and ever-changing industry and we work very hard to stay focused on our own business and make better products. But in this instance we thought it was important to speak out and make it clear that we’re determined to preserve Android as a competitive choice for consumers, by stopping those who are trying to strangle it.

It is worth mentioning that Microsoft competing with Android by Windows Phone, but at the same time it benefits from Android by $ 15 on each android device. Apple teamed up with Microsoft, because it  fears Android in the future and the loss of control of the phone market.

Lately the blog added some information about the solutions from the department of justice.

Ultimately, the U.S. Department of Justice intervened, forcing Microsoft to sell the patents it bought and demanding that the winning group (Microsoft, Oracle, Apple, EMC) give a license to the open-source community, changes the DoJ said were “necessary to protect competition and innovation in the open source software community.” This only reaffirms our point: Our competitors are waging a patent war on Android and working together to keep us from getting patents that would help balance the scales.

Posted by David Drummond, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.

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