Microsoft files suit against Motorola, claims patent infringement
While many might feel that these suits are a waste of money and time, as a public company Microsoft is compelled to protect its intellectual property which in theory, belongs to the stockholders. As the company said in the press release, "We have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard the billions of dollars we invest each year in bringing innovative software products and services to market. Motorola needs to stop its infringement of our patented inventions in its Android smartphones."
Even though Android is an open source system, Microsoft has been able to invoice HTC for using the OS. So far, there has been no response from Motorola.
source: Nokia via Engadget
1. david_the_gom (Posts: 114; Member since: 20 Dec 2008)
dang.. i've been fan of MS and WM for years now.. but this move is... just... BS!! "synchronizing email, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings, and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power" Come on MS, why don't you sue other smartphone companies? why don't you sue Google for their android? why don't you sue ALL the cellphone companies? they also do synchronize email, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings, and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power. Why not?
5. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
I doubt we'll be seeing any more Motorola phones running WM from now on. No more Q's!!! NICE!
2. newfdog 13 (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
Bill Gates wants to sue the whole world next. He thinks because he breathes, then no one else has a legal right to. BTW Bill, why can't you create a software that doesn't crash, and actually tells the user what is wrong, rather than the garbage you push?
3. roscuthiii (Posts: 1923; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Wow... just WOW. You're a ittle behind the curve aren't you? Steve Ballmer runs Microsoft now (and will run it into the ground most likely). Bill Gates is now known more for being a figurehead in the movement to inspire the affluent to acts of philanthropy. In layman's terms: billionaires giving away half of their fortune to charity, himself included.
4. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Wow, roscuthii is right on point. Bill Gates is actually someone to look up to! Read a newspaper or something and get in the know.