Microsoft Wins Injunction Against Motorola Android Devices In Germany

Thursday May 24th 2012 by Staff

The new Google subsidiary must license the Microsoft patent in question or stop selling products with the patented feature in Germany.

Ars Technica: On the same day it won a patent lawsuit case brought by Oracle, Google has lost a patent lawsuit brought by Microsoft. A German court has ruled that mobile devices made by Motorola Mobility, now a Google subsidiary, violated a Microsoft patent that covers the transmission of very long text messages. As a result, Motorola must either obtain a license for the feature from Microsoft or stop selling products with the feature in Germany.

In the same case, the court found in Google's favor on a separate infringement allegation related to a patent on multi-language features in apps.

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