Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
If you were a patent holder contemplating suing a bunch of companies for patent infringement, what's the first thing you would want to know? Do you think maybe it would be that you actually own the patent(s) you are asserting. That thought obviously never crossed MOSAID's mind when it brought suit back in August against Red Hat, IBM and others. (See Mosaid v. Red Hat - A new patent infringement complaint aimed at Linux).
And if that weren't bad enough, your attorneys then demonstrate they have no clue that the America Invents Act (patent reform act) was signed into law on September 16, 2011, or that pleading patent infringement requires something more than saying I own a patent and you infringe it. These guys can't get anything right.
Of course, what makes it all the worse is that MOSAID Technologies is that patent troll that has now climbed into bed with Microsoft and Nokia to try and cause more havoc with Android.