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Microsoft Sues Motorola for Patent Infringement10:08 am on October 2, 2010 | Category: Business, Cell Phones, Law, Mobile Devices, Software
Faced with intense competition in the mobile operating system market, American software giant Microsoft is suing Motorola, alleging patent infringement by that company’s ‘Droid’ smartphone.
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit in a district court in Washington state as well as a complaint with the International Trade Commission, claiming that the Droid infringes nine patents dealing with wireless email, calendars, contacts, and memory.
“Microsoft innovations at issue in this case help make smartphones ‘smart,’” commented Microsoft’s general counsel, Horacio Gutierrez, in a blog post. “Indeed, our patents relate to key features that users have come to expect from every smartphone.”
This isn’t the first intellectual property complaint involving Android-based devices. Apple filed a suit against Android smartphone manufacturer, HTC, earlier this year and Oracle, owner of the Java programming language, sued Android developer Google in August.
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