Saturday, October 02, 2010

FT.com / Technology - Microsoft files lawsuit over Android

More on the Microsoft Motorola/Android lawsuit

While the suit targets Motorola, “the patented features implicated in the action are in the Android platform” itself rather than in technology added by the handset maker, said Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel.

Legal actions tend to be filed against a handset’s maker rather than producers of the underlying software or other technologies in the device, since the hardware producer takes on direct responsibility for “clearing” the intellectual property rights involved in their products, according to one legal expert.

FT.com / Technology - Microsoft files lawsuit over Android

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