Microsoft files lawsuit over Android

Microsoft has mounted an indirect legal attack on Google over its highly successful Android smartphone operating system, accusing handset maker Motorola of patent infringement for including the software in its own devices.The action adds to a growing pile of lawsuits over Android that has been filed by some of the tech industry’s leading names in recent months.However, the legal challenges have not slowed the momentum of the software platform, which overtook Apple’s iPhone software in the second quarter of this year in worldwide shipments, according to research group Gartner.To read this report in The Financial Times in full, see:
www.ft.com/cms/s/2/8b1ecaa2-cdb2-11df-9c82-00144feab49a.htmlMicrosoft Activates Android Lawsuit Against Motorola
Microsoft joined the Android lawsuit club on Friday, accusing Motorola of patent infringements.A pair of complaints from Microsoft were delivered to the International Trade Commission and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, claiming that Motorola’s Android-based smartphones trample on nine Microsoft patents. The Microsoft technology in question covers tools used for synchronizing e-mail and contacts, scheduling meetings and altering software to changes in battery power and network signal strength, according to a statement.
bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/01/microsoft-activates-android-lawsuit-against-motorola/Microsoft sues Motorola over Android phones
Microsoft Corp. filed a lawsuit against Motorola on Friday, saying the smartphone maker had infringed on nine patents in its Android-based devices.The nine patents that Motorola allegedly violated involve essential smartphone functions, including “synchronizing e-mail, calendars and contacts; scheduling meetings; and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power,” Microsoft said.
money.cnn.com/2010/10/01/technology/microsoft_motorola/Microsoft sues Motorola over Android phones
Microsoft Corp sued Motorola Inc, alleging patent infringement on the handset maker’s line of Android phones, in the latest development in a web of legal actions in the evolving smartphone business.Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, charged that former ally Motorola infringed nine of its patents in the Android-based smartphones, which run on software built by Google Inc.
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in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51885420101001Microsoft hopes to bury iPhone, Android
Last month, a few hundred Microsoft Corp employees acted out their fantasy with a mock funeral for Apple Inc’s iPhone at its Redmond, Washington campus.
in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51887620101001

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