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Micro$oft vs. Motorola---Dueling Lawsuits


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:30 PM

http://www.crn.com/news/applications-os/228200738/touche-motorola-hits-microsoft-with-patent-lawsuit.htm;jsessionid=O0BUS2TVDLu2sDhi8K18Lw**.ecappj01

Touche! Motorola Hits Microsoft With Patent Lawsuit

Motorola is suing Microsoft charging that the software maker's PC and server software, Windows mobile software and Xbox video game system violate 16 Motorola patents. Motorola's lawsuit Wednesday comes on the heels of a pair of patent lawsuits Microsoft just filed against Motorola. Last month Microsoft charged that Motorola's Android-based smartphones violate nine Microsoft patents covering such functions as e-mail synchronization, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings, and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power.

This week Microsoft sued Motorola for allegedly seeking excessive royalties for wireless and video coding patents used in the Xbox.

Motorola's complaint, filed by subsidiary Motorola Mobility Inc., charges that the Microsoft Windows operating system, Windows Live instant messaging, Microsoft digital video coding and object-oriented software, and the Exchange, Messenger and Outlook applications violate Motorola patents relating to PC and server software.


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Dueling lawsuits. Anybody choosing sides yet?

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:26 PM

well, Im normally biased against microsoft, and I like motorola, and when it comes down to it think motorola should win, buuuut on the other hand, I think it would be downright hilarious if the judge upheld all of them and let them both win. :D

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:33 AM

This is ridiculous, they are both rich and get anything they want pretty much. this reminds me of children arguing and like these suits are going to go anywhere lol.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 06:01 PM

This is the new norm in software "I've got a patent that lets customers do this on this" and "I've got a device that customers could do this on" and niether side can come to grips that it needs the other

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