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?