Google Claims Extortion on Microsoft Patents

So, let me get this straight… Microsoft patents technology, Google uses those patents without proper licensing or permission, and Microsoft takes a legal route or properly licenses patent users. I don’t see how that is extortion. Sure, in a perfect world everyone would share their findings, technology, inventions, products, food with the world for free to make it a better place. But, not in todays modern capitalistic world. Yes, Microsoft is wanting to make a profit, but so is Google.

“This is the same tactic we’ve seen time and again from Microsoft. Failing to succeed in the smartphone market, they are resorting to legal measures to extort profit from others’ achievements and hinder the pace of innovation. We remain focused on building new technology and supporting Android partners.”

UPDATE: Microsoft responds: “Waaaah.”