#Microsoft Sues #Motorola Over #Android Phones http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
If you were wondering why patent lawyers of big companies been some what quiet, fret no more. The Patent Machine at M$, yes it is Microsoft, is suing Motorola over it's Android based phones. Microsoft has filed action against smartphone rival/partner in the ITC, International Trade Commission, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington for alleged infringement of nine patents of M$. all related to Android Phones! The patents seem to cover, " synchronizing email, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings, and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power" Yes currently I do all those on my phone(s). I wonder if Apple, Google are breaking those patents or have signed license agreements.
I assume a lot of people are interested in the out come and I hope something will resolve with these ridiculous patents.
Microsoft Press Release;
REDMOND, Wash. – Oct. 1, 2010 – Microsoft Corp. today filed a patent infringement action against Motorola, Inc. and issued the following statement from Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing:engadget
"Microsoft filed an action today in the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against Motorola, Inc. for infringement of nine Microsoft patents by Motorola's Android-based smartphones. The patents at issue relate to a range of functionality embodied in Motorola's Android smartphone devices that are essential to the smartphone user experience, including synchronizing email, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings, and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power.
We have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard the billions of dollars we invest each year in bringing innovative software products and services to market. Motorola needs to stop its infringement of our patented inventions in its Android smartphones."