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Motorola Mobility Infringes Microsoft Patent, German Court Rules

by Todd Haselton | May 25, 2012May 25, 2012 9:30 am PST

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A German court has ruled that Motorola Mobility is indeed infringing on a patent owned by Microsoft. The patent is related to a phone’s ability to separate one long text message into shorter messages and then how they are united again once they arrive on the receiving handset. It’s a particularly important case since it’s the first patent loss for Motorola Mobility since it was acquired by Google earlier this week, BBC Noted. Microsoft has the option of issuing a ban on sales of handsets by German-based Motorola Mobility subsidiaries, but the company may instead prefer to ink a license fee deal with Google, however. “We expect a written decision from the court on 1 June and upon review, will explore all options including an appeal,” Google said in a statement obtained by BBC.

[via BBC]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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