Microsoft sues Motorola over nine patent infringments in Android phones

After Apple, it is now the turn of Microsoft of launch a legal battle over an Android phone manufacturer. Apple sued HTC, but considering HTC has an agreement with Microsoft, the Windows maker targeted Motorola.

According to Microsoft deputy general counsel Horacio Gutierrez, Motorola’s Android smartphones infringed nine Microsoft patents.
The patents in question relate to synchronizing email, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings, and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power, Gutierrez said.

Microsoft’s court filing specifically mentioned the Motorola Droid 2 and the Motorola Charm smartphones, but Microsoft claims that the infringements were not limited to those devices.

A Motorola spokeswoman said the company had not yet received a copy of the complaint and therefore would not comment, but she said, “We will vigorously defend ourselves in this matter.”

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