FORTUNE asks three questions about the Microsoft/Google patent agreement
1. How much has Microsoft really changed?
Fortune brings up the past use by Microsoft of third party mercenaries amounting to proxy attacks by privateers and trolls.
2. Will Google still play nice with its big patent pile?
Is Google now like mature companies (such as IBM) hich, once their most innovative days are over, turn to milking their patent portfolio for licensing revenue.
3. Will the Google-Microsoft deal help resurrect patent reform?
Separately, see post on fosspatents: