Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Look at it this way for a moment:
Let's do a little thought experiment.
Assume, somehow 90% of the world wide car sales are DaimlerChrysler, 3% are Ford, and 7% are RedCar. Now, in recent years an increasing number of households are looking at Ford and RedCar, pondering to change their preferred car brand away from DaimlerChrysler (or to buy at least one of their household's five cars from Ford or RedCar).
However, prospective Ford customers tell their sales reps that they are full of fear that DaimlerChrysler would sue *them* for patent violations that may have occurred when Ford designed and built their cars.