Florian Mueller:

Today’s ruling and the revelation of this new Microsoft lawsuit show that the noose keeps tightening around Android’s neck in many ways. With more and more patents being asserted against Android in different courts, Google needs to come up with a better way to address its intellectual property issues than possibly trying to reach a state of mutually assured destruction on the basis of FRAND-pledges standard-essential patents, a kind of misconduct that antitrust regulators won’t tolerate because standard-essential patents are a fundamental issue, unlike Google’s desire to get away with infringement.

The mutual destruction path seems to be where all this is headed for now, but what a win for Apple. I can’t imagine not having “slide-to-unlock” on any touchscreen smartphone.