Microsoft: Court finds against Motorola


Microsoft announced last Tuesday that a trade panel judge said that Motorola Mobility transgressed their patented technology in developing their smartphones.

A judge from the U.S. International Trade Commission said that Motorola Mobility violated one of Microsoft’s patent that enables users to schedule meetings using its devices.

According to a statement by David Howard, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel, “we are pleased with the ITC’s initial determination finding Motorola violated four claims of a Microsoft patent.”

A complain filed by Microsoft last October 2010 accused Motorola Mobility of breaching a number of patents for Windows Mobile and Phone.

The complain said that the Motorola Droid 2, Droid X, Cliq XT, Devour, Backflip and others violated the copyright of Microsoft.

The commission will also review Microsoft’s request to bar the phones from being sold in the U.S..

If the commission issues a ruling in favor of Microsoft, then it would deal a huge blow to Motorola’s market in North America.

Motorola said that it would release a statement in awhile.


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