Google kicked up a dust storm this week, publicly whining about Microsoft, Apple, and others ganging up against it to pursue patent violations by its Android mobile operating system.
It's hard to be too sympathetic to Google. While there are few who don't believe that patent reform is desperately needed, Google is a giant company with deep pockets that has tried to play the same patent acquisition game as the companies it criticized. It just hasn't played the game as well.
The problem for Google is that it has few alternatives to carping about competitors. Android has … Read more