Microsoft sues Motorola for Patent Infringement of Android Smartphones

By on Oct 2, 2010 in Cellphone, Technology Comments

Microsoft Corporation, through Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing, Horacio Gutierrez, issued a statement yesterday that said the company filed a patent infringement action against Motorola.

The statement, which was posted at Microsoft’s website said that the ‘lawsuit was filed against Motorola in the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington’.

This action made by Microsoft, is for the alleged patent infringement of nine Microsoft patents by Motorola’s Android-based smartphones, the statement explained.

The said patents at issue were reportedly related to the multi-functional features inside the Android smartphone devices of Motorola, which are very useful for smartphone users.

The functions include email synchronization, maintaining calendars and contacts, and scheduling meetings.

In a separate blog post that was later published at TechNet Blogs, Gutierrez reiterated this issue and elaborated further.

As Gutierrez explained, these features of Android smartphones ‘have become an integral part of people’s daily lives’.

The mentioned Android smartphones’ features were made possible by Exchange ActiveSync, a proprietary technology developed by Microsoft, he said on the post.

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