“Chipmaker Gemalto said on Monday it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Google, and handset makers Motorola, HTC, and Samsung over the Android operating system,” Lionel Laurent reports for Reuters.
“Amsterdam-based Gemalto’s move follows previous patent suits filed by U.S. technology groups Oracle and Apple against Google’s Android as it gains in popularity,” Laurent reports.
“Gemalto said in a statement it filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for alleged infringement of its patented technologies in the open-source Android system and Dalvik operating environment,” Laurent reports. “The patented technologies were developed in the 1990’s at Gemalto’s research and development facilities in Texas, the statement said.”
Laurent reports, “Apple sued HTC over its Android phones in March followed by Oracle’s complaint against Google in August. Microsoft struck an amicable licensing deal with HTC in April.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As the other cases wade through molasses, let’s see if the rocket docket can produce some results in our lifetimes.