Jon Brodkin reporting on the Google acquisition of Motorola:

But regulators on both sides of the pond went out of their way to warn Google not to abuse the patents, with the Justice Department comparing Google’s patent statements unfavorably with what Justice views as more responsible statements made by Apple and Microsoft.

Read that again: “more responsible statements made by Apple and Microsoft”. In 2003 I would have bet money that such a statement would never have been said — let alone be true.