Recent news that Microsoft and Barnes & Noble agreed to
partner on the Nook e-reader line rather than keep fighting over
intellectual property suggests the prospect of more settlement
and fewer IP suits in the industry. However, the deal further
obscures the blurry IP and patent landscape currently impacting
both enterprise IT and consumer technology.
It is good to see settlement — something I’ve been calling for,
while also warning against patent and IP aggression. However,
this settlment comes from the one conflict in this ongoing war
that was actually shedding some light on the matter, rather than
further complicating it.
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