Android: Microsoft takes a slight advantage over Motorola

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Microsoft, in all its work to profit from its mental property in the course of the Android producers, received a primary spherical of Motorola . The latter is among the giant fish that Microsoft is making an attempt to get to barter licensing agreements and generate royalties. It has already succeeded with Samsung, HTC, Acer and Viewsonic to call a couple of. The dispute with Motorola goes again to October 2010.

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ITC (International Trade Commission) estimated that a patent had been infringed by Motorola in some of its Android devices. The invention , filed in 1998 and obtained in 2002 describes how to send invitations to visit other colleagues from your mobile and ensure that the request has been forwarded to avoid repeat mailings. Function now everything is most common and widespread.

On Twitter , Horacio Gutierrez, in charge of legal affairs at Microsoft, said that 18 aircraft were involved with the Motorola Atrix (below), the Droid and Xoom.This victory is only preliminary, the ITC made ​​an initial finding of a violation, but the trial itself is announced for the best April 20, 2012.

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As often happens in such cases, the party concerned also welcomed the result … Motorola has chosen to see things from the right side of the glass, that the original complaint was about seven patents (9 at the beginning). At AllThingsD , Scott Offer, the alter ego of Gutierrez at Motorola saw in this decision ” a huge victory . ” Asked about how the company would handle the issue of the patent violated, Offer simply said that Motorola was studying various options.

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