Microsoft say "Oh no Moto"


Microsoft say "Oh no Moto" Motorola have produced a number of Windows Mobile devices over the years. Just four years ago they had the Motorola Q and then, back in 2005, the MPx200. It’s fair to say that Motorola ran into a spot of bother but have shot back into the limelight thanks to the Android OS. Hot devices like the Motorola Droid have helped to propel the company back into the minds of many. However, today Microsoft have decided to file a patent infringement action against Motorola and it’s a direct aim at the Android OS …

“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.”

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Link – Microsoft Press Announcement

Microsoft Files Patent Infringement Action Against Motorola




Statement from Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing.



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:



“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.”

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