Microsoft’s head of communications — Frank Shaw — has finally posted an inflammatory response to Google’s latest bashing. If you don’t know the bashing I’m referring to, it was a blog post by Google’s head legal dude, which said something like this:
It’s not surprising that Microsoft would want to divert attention by pushing a false “gotcha!” while failing to address the substance of the issues we raised. If you think about it, it’s obvious why we turned down Microsoft�s offer. Microsoft’s objective has been to keep from Google and Android device-makers any patents that might be used to defend against their attacks.”
So, Shaw retaliated over a series of tweets from his Twitter account. A sample of his response:
We offered Google the opportunity to bid with us to buy the Novell patents; they said no. Why? BECAUSE they wanted to buy something that they could use to assert against someone else. SO partnering with others & reducing patent liability across industry is not something they wanted to help do.”
Alright, Google. Ball’s in your court. This is better than Network TV!