Joe Mullin on a Seattle federal judge ruling against Motorola’s use of its patents for injunctions:
Robart’s ruling is bad news for all Google and all Android makers who want to use standards-based patents to defend themselves from patent attacks by competitors. In both the bench trial and this order, Robart has shown he believes sharp limits should be placed on the use of these patents, which have been the weapon of choice for Android phone makers.
Twelve. Point. Five. Billion.
But, but, they are winning, and they aren’t Evil!