Apple is reportedly negotiating with Android manufacturers to license its patent portfolio as it continues to pile up the ammunition such negotiations will need.
The news comes from the Dow Jones news wire, which talked to the omniscient “people familiar with the matter”, and discovered that Apple plans to abandon its policy of all-out nuclear war with Android – a conflict led by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who was hell bent on annihilating Google’s mobile operating system.
Well… this is news.
We all know that famous phrase quotes by Steve Jobs…
“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”
I guess this idea of patent thermonuclear war hasn’t been exactly working out for Apple. Obviously, this is something that can be filed in the “No Shit!” category.
Read more at… http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/07/apple_patents/