Friday, May 18, 2012

Microsoft Wins Ruling Against Motorola's Android Phones

Microsoft Wins Ruling Against Motorola's Android Phones

A U.S. ITC judge found that Motorola Mobility has infringed on a patent covering a program called ActiveSync by Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft. According to sources, ActiveSync lets users share meeting requests among a group. The same Judge ruled Six other patents involved in the same case were not violated.

Of course Motorola Mobility was dissapointed by the ruling and have said “Motorola Mobility will not experience any impact in the near term,” in an email conversation. The ruling will force Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) to make changes to their phone based on Google's (GOOG) Android-based mobile phones in order to have them on US shelves.
The phone affected are Droid 2, Droid X, i1, Cliq XT, Devour, Backflip, Charm and Clip models. That is basically major phones sold by Motorola. Motorola also have said that they are exploring all avenues, including an appeal.
Microsoft (MSFT), of course wants Motorola to buy a license.

Via Bloomberg


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