∞ The motivation behind lawsuits against Android

Ben Bajarin:

That being said what I feel the real issue behind the lawsuits is that Android is free. It’s obviously one thing to infringe on a companies inventions or innovations and then sell them but its another entirely to infringe on someones inventions and innovations and give them away for free. It sends the message that those innovations aren’t even worth enough to ask someone to pay for them.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]I know Ben and he is a really smart guy, but I’m not sure I agree with him on this one. I think Google’s sole intention in releasing Android for free was market share, and it worked. They are a huge player in the market and have many of the biggest names in the business using Android. Success.

I also think the patent lawsuits against Android are done, in part, for the same reason. Apple doesn’t care that Android is free, they care that Android is using its patented technology to gain control of the market.

In fact its hard to create a product in today’s times that doesn’t infringe on someones patents.

Sad, but true.