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Old 05-21-12, 06:30 AM   #1
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Post How Apple and Microsoft Armed 4,000 Patent Warheads

Scott Widdowson is a specialist, one of 10 reverse-engineers working?full time?for a stealthy company?funded by some of the biggest names in technology: Apple, Microsoft, Research In Motion, Sony, and Ericsson.?Called the Rockstar Consortium, the 32-person outfit has a?single-minded mission: It examines successful?products, like routers and?smartphones, and it tries to find proof that these products?infringe?on a portfolio of over 4,000 technology patents once owned by one of the world's largest telecommunications companies.

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