Microsoft Patents Operating System Shutdown? WTF!

It is reported that Microsoft recently obtained patent for “Operating System Shutdown”. In simpler words, Microsoft now holds the intellectual property rights for ‘shutting down an operating system’.

Tomorrow I will patent the process to patent bullshit like this.
See you soon on my billionaire yacht.

via Microsoft Patents Operating System Shutdown? WTF! | Tech Drive-in.

List of Companies that Pay Royalties to Microsoft for Using Android OS

 

 

According to Microsoft, Google’s Android OS is infringing on many of its patents and hence those manufacturers who use Android for their devices owe royalties to Microsoft. But the intriguing fact is that, instead of suing Google itself for infringing on its patents, Microsoft is finding it easy to sue or threaten smaller firms which don’t have the financial muscle to fight a legal battle with the Redmond troll giant. Following is the list of companies who are already paying royalties or being sued by Microsoft for using Android.

via List of Companies that Pay Royalties to Microsoft for Using Android OS | Tech Drive-in.