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Microsoft wins patent case vs Motorola

2012-09-20 20:35

Berlin - Microsoft has won a patent case in Germany against Google's Motorola unit over technology for mobile devices.

A Munich state court ruled on Thursday that Motorola Mobility infringed a Microsoft patent covering the way mobile devices handle input commands from users.

The ruling means Google will have to modify its Android operating system or pay Microsoft a license fee to use the technology in devices sold in Germany.

The Munich court said Google can appeal the ruling.

The same court ruled a week ago that Motorola infringed an Apple patent on mobile technology known as "bounce-back".

Comments
  • millionwatts1 - 2012-09-20 20:50

    Apple and Samsung look what you have started.

      sepaka - 2012-09-20 20:53

      You can say that again

      samgaf - 2012-09-20 22:31

      I think it's real cool that Samsung paid Apple with a billion dollars in 5cent coins

      theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-09-21 06:52

      Samsung didn't pay Apple in 5c coins... They haven't even paid yet as the ruling isn't final yet... Geez people believe anything...

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-09-20 20:50

    Microsoft are patenting their bugs now.

  • chikunga - 2012-09-20 21:04

    things will get worse.its a lawsuit after a lawsuit

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