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Microsoft Files Lawsuit Against Motorola Over Android Phones

|October 3 2010 |Industry News

Microsoft has filed complaints against Motorola at the International Trade Commission and the US District Court in Washington over the infringement of 9 Android patents held by Microsoft.

copy As per the Microsoft the dispute is over the way Motorola's phones synchronize email, calendars, contacts and meetings, and in the way it notifies the user of changes in signal strength and battery power. Probably it resembles the Microsoft’s patented applications.

According to Microsoft, "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." Microsoft also added this statement.

With the increasing popularity of Android, mobile makers are heavily integrating Google’s Android OS instead of Windows Mobile OS. And this lawsuit is coming just 10 days before the launch of Windows Mobile 7.

"Motorola has not received a copy of the complaint, therefore we cannot comment at this point," Motorola said in a statement. "Motorola has a leading intellectual property portfolio, one of the strongest in the industry. The company will vigorously defend itself in this matter."

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