Saturday, July 26, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Bose Says Beats Electronics Infringe its Patents
IBM Talks With Globalfoundries Stall Over Price: report
Verizon to Throttle "Unlimited" Data Users
Tablet Market Grows in Second Quarter
The Pirate Bay Goes Mobile
ASUS Announces Strix DSP, Strix Claw, Strix Tactic Pro and Strix Glide Series
China Telecom to Offer The Xbox One System
Thermaltake Debuts the Water 3.0 Ultimate All-In-One Liquid
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > Mobiles > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Sunday, October 03, 2010
Microsoft Files Patent Infringement Action Against Motorola


Microsoft on Friday filed a patent infringement action against Motorola in the International Trade Commission and U.S. federal court, claiming that Motorola?s Android-based smartphones infringe nine Microsoft patents.

"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, " said Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing.

"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, he added. "Motorola needs to stop its infringement of our patented inventions in its Android smartphones."

The patents relate to the smartphone's ability to send and receive email on-the-go, which is part of Microsoft?s Exchange ActiveSync technology.

While Google licenses Microsoft's ActiveSync for use in Android, Microsoft may plan to argue that handset makers that add their own technologies to Android also need a license for ActiveSync. Motorola, of the major Android supporters seems to be the the only one that doesn't license ActiveSync themselves, while HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Dell and others all license Microsoft's technology.

Other patents involve technology that displays signal strength and battery power on phones.

In a statement, Motorola said it had not received a copy of the complaint. "Motorola has a leading intellectual property portfolio, one of the strongest in the industry. The company will vigorously defend itself in this matter," it said.

Microsoft plans to release its new Windows Phone 7 software later this year, in an effort to resurrect itself in the viciously competitive phone market. The new software, which will be publicly unveiled on October 11 and expected on handsets in stores by November, is Microsoft's last chance, to catch up with Apple and Google's Android smartphones.

Samsung and HTC are expected to roll out Microsoft-based phones for the holiday season.


Previous
Next
ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Extreme Pushes AMD Performance and Supports Multi-GPU CrossLinx 3 Technology        All News        Intel, Korea Telecom Expand WiMAX
Verizon To Pay Refunds To Customers     Mobiles News      Fujitsu and Toshiba Complete Merger of Mobile Phone Businesses

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft's Profit Hurt By Nokia Acquisition, Plans Unified OS
Microsoft Is Shutting Down Xbox Entertainment Studios
Microsoft To Eliminate 18,000 Jobs
Microsoft To Take EU 'Right to be forgotten' Requests
Microsoft To Announce Job Cuts
Microsoft To Take On Chromebooks with $200 Windows Notebooks
Android Gaming Consoles on the Horizon
Microsoft's Nadella To Announce Company Sharkeup
Microsoft Patches IE In Latest Security Updates
Your Android Phone Is Telling the World Where You've Been
Microsoft's Smartwatch Rumored For October Launch
Microsoft May Use The Lumia Brand Instead Of Surface: rumor

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .