Saturday, 20 October 2012

Microsoft takes on Google directly in German patent lawsuit

Today, in a German courtroom, Microsoft told the judge that it plans to amend its patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola Mobility to name Google as a defendant.
German patent blogger Florian Mueller reported on the development after attending the first hearing in Munich I Regional Court on Microsoft’s complaint against Motorola Mobility over European patent EP0845124, covering a "computer system for identifying local resources and method therefor." (The same technology is covered in U.S. Patent No. 6,240,360.)
Mueller notes that the latest German lawsuit, which was filed in April, targets Android's Google Maps app:
At today's three-hour hearing, Motorola Mobility doggedly denied Microsoft's infringement contentions without specifying how Google's server infrastructure operates. Toward the end of the court session, Microsoft's lead counsel [announced that] Microsoft will amend this complaint in order to add Google Inc., Motorola Mobility's parent company and operator of the server infrastructure that powers the Google Maps Android app, as an additional defendant.
Microsoft has been relentless (and successful) in its attempts to get Android handset makers to sign license agreements. LG, Samsung, and HTC, among others, have all signed licensing deals that put up to $15 in Microsoft’s coffers for every Android device they sell.
Google hoped that its acquisition of Motorola Mobility would change the dynamics of the patent fight, but that hope appears to have been misplaced. Motorola is the largest holdout from Microsoft’s patent demands and thus the biggest target of Redmond’s crack legal team.
In an e-mailed statement, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the news:
It became necessary to add Google to this particular case because Motorola maintains that it lacks sufficient information about actions occurring on Google’s servers. We continue to hope Motorola will join the vast majority of Android device makers by licensing Microsoft’s patented inventions.
Previous victories in German patent actions by Apple and Microsoft have already led Motorola to pull all of its tablets and virtually all of its smartphones from German store shelves.
Today’s action is a significant escalation in Microsoft’s effort to convince Android handset makers that the Android OS isn’t really free and that maybe Windows Phone would be a worthy alternative. Previously, as Mueller notes, Google has been subpoenaed as a third party in Android lawsuits in the United States. Google’s decision to acquire Motorola makes it a direct party in this case.
I've asked a Google spokesperson for comment and will update when they respond.

4 comments:

  1. Share Market Investment made profitable by SHRISTOCKTIPS- Get NSE/BSE Tips via SMS and Yahoo Messenger. We give daily stock market tips for future and cash segments. Market is going through a very complex phase. Not Clearing the trend .So trade with a stoploss is must. But One thing is clear that you can made a sell position in NIFTY & some selected blue-chip stocks near the level of 6000-6020 with stoploss of 6070. This profitSTOCK MARKET FREE TIPS, NSE TIPSwill be the best position you can make in the Nifty in this present market. Because NIFTY is not able to cross the level of 6030-6050 .so these are the major resistance of NIFTY.As we all know that Rupee is giving a very bad signal for the Indian economy So best position is to sell at higher level whether you are a intraday trader or a positional trader. Even banking is not giving any kind of support to the market. You can also make a sell position in banking stocks but with the stoploss must at higher levels. This is at present best strategy you can take in the present market.
    Regards
    SHRISTOCKTIPS TEAM

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. dongtam
      game mu
      cho thue phong tro
      http://nhatroso.com/
      nhac san cuc manh
      tổng đài tư vấn luật
      http://dichvu.tuvanphapluattructuyen.com/
      văn phòng luật
      tổng đài tư vấn pháp luật
      thành lập công ty
      http://we-cooking.com/
      chém gió
      trung tâm ngoại ngữhủy kinh thiên động địa vang lên, một nhị tinh Đấu Thánh của Hắc Ám Thần Điện đã bị đánh chết.

      Dưới Vạn Quỷ Đoạt Hồn kỳ, hai mươi vạn người của Hắc Ám Thần Điện cũng như gặp phải cơn ác mộng, những con quỷ kia giống như là cơn ác mộng, bọn họ ngay cả chạy thoát cũng không có cách ni máu tươi tràn ngập, thất sát thành lúc này đúng là đã trở thành một tòa đại thành chém giết.

      Sau nửa canh giờ, tất cả đã đến hồi kết, bốn mươi cường giả Đấu Thánh đã bị đánh chết, cường giả của Tứ Đại Nhân Tộc cũng ngã xuống không ít, Nhạc Thành thần niệm bảo hộ dĩ nhiên là không để cho những cường giả bên mình bị thương tổn.

      Mà khắp thủy vực lúc này, ma khí tràn ngập, Vạn Quỷ Đoạt Hồn kỳ đúng là hung vật, những con ma quỷ đã tràn ngập máu tươi, điên cuồng thôn phệ hai mươi vạn người của Hắc Ám Thần Điện.

      - Thu.

      Hai nàng phóng ra pháp quyết, Vạn Quỷ Đoạt Hồn kỳ đã bị thu hồi, hai vạn con quỷ này kinh

      Delete
  2. We provide best intraday tips,100 accurate intraday trading tips and jackpot share market tips. Call now +91-8486224486
    share market tips
    intraday trading tips
    intraday tips

    ReplyDelete
  3. Stock market is outstanding source for traders to earn large amount, Just pick reliable Stock tips to seize the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete