Inspector Gadget fans across the globe were shocked to their very (bionic) core today when Microsoft and Google announced they would be launching a bidding war for patents linked to the infinite amount of gizmos tucked away inside the lovable children’s TV cyborg character Inspector Gadget.
Google have previously accused Microsoft of going after bogus patents to discredit Android.
Therefore in order to teach them a lesson, Google’s attention has now been focused on the infamous Inspector, figuring that if they are going to go after bogus patents, they might as well go for the really cool ones.
Microsoft has retaliated by entering a bidding war and justified the exercise to their shareholders by asking them “Where do you want to go today? Anywhere you like if we use Inspector Gadget’s gyroscopic hat copter.”
Gadget’s evil nemesis Dr Claw has been reported to be apoplectic with rage:- “How am I meant to get him NEXT TIME!!! if they are going to harvest his organs and place him in the next-gen smartphone? I suppose I could jab the keys on him really hard. He was a worthy foe, guess I am going to have to Go-Go-Get over it!!!”
Penny & Brain were unable to comment at this time, as they are busy working on a feature length live action, motion capture film version of their escapades directed by Steven Spielbeard and starring Noah “The nose...look at his nose...he is the Inspector” Wyle.