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Re: Microsoft going after Linux?

From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: Microsoft going after Linux?
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:49:48 -0500

"Andrew Halliwell" <> wrote in message">
Doctor Smith <> wrote:
They will be utterly crushed into the ground.

Who? Tomtom?
In europe? (I presume as they're a european company, that's where the trial
will be held...?)

It will be held in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle.

If not, tomtom could just utterly ignore anything microsoft says. They're
out of their jurisdiction. American laws do not apply.

They do in the USofA, where the suit is filed and the complaint was served. It is like saying that the EU cannot do anything to Microsoft because they are an American company.

Europe still holds software patents as extremely dubious if not illegal.
A few have slipped through but they've by no means been accepted like they
have in america.

Tom-Tom is free to abandon the US market if they wish to avoid US courts, of course, but the profits here are just too tempting. It is the same way with Mr. Softee in the EU. They cover their higher costs of business by raising prices a little.

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