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The popularity of Android, and the increasing competition in the smartphone market, has prompted other patent-infringement suits over the operating system. Apple has claimed that HTC’s Android-run phones are infringing its patents and is seeking to block imports of the phones into the U.S.
Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest software maker and owner of the Windows Mobile operating system, said in April that the Android system may infringe its patents. Microsoft, which signed a licensing agreement with HTC, said at the time it was in talks with other makers of phones that run on Android.
Oracle and Google will probably settle the case by agreeing to license each other’s patents, IDC’s Stofega said.