Microsoft And Google Tweet Wars
Our tech giants Google and Microsoft has taken the patent war to next level and Twitter is the new war zone. Recently, Microsoft, along with Apple and Oracle collectively bought some 6,000 patents from Nortel inc.
In the mean time, Google bought around 1,000 patents from IBM. Microsoft, Apple and Oracle in a group known as CPTN paid $3.5 billion more than the predicted price for buying the patents. The whole mess started with a Blog Post by Google in which Microsoft was accused of starting a hostile, organized campaign against Android by buying Nortel patents.
Microsoft replied to the allegations stating that Google was invited to join the bid for patents but they declined the offer. Microsoft posted a screenshot of mail from Kent Walker, Google’s general counsel in which the company chose not to join the bid.
The email which was sent in October 2010 reads, “After talking with people here, it sounds as though for various reasons a joint bid wouldn’t be advisable for us on this one”. This might be a clear indication of another patent war between Google and Microsoft.