Motorola Mobility sues Microsoft alleging infringement of sixteen patents

Motorola, Inc. today announced that its subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, Inc. has filed complaints against Microsoft Corp. with the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida and the Western District of Wisconsin alleging infringement of sixteen patents by Microsoft’s PC and Server software, Windows mobile software and Xbox products.

The Motorola patents directed to PC and Server software relate to Windows OS, digital video coding, email technology including Exchange, Messenger and Outlook, Windows Live instant messaging and object oriented software architecture. The Motorola patents directed to Windows mobile software relate to Windows Marketplace, Bing maps and object oriented software architecture. The Motorola patents directed to Xbox relate to digital video coding, WiFi technology, and graphical passwords. Motorola Mobility has requested that Microsoft cease using Motorola’s patented technology and provide compensation for Microsoft’s past infringement.

Kirk Dailey, corporate vice president of intellectual property at Motorola Mobility, said, “Motorola’s R&D and intellectual property are of great importance to the Company and are renowned worldwide. We are committed to protecting the interests of our shareholders, customers and other stakeholders and are bringing this action against Microsoft in order to halt its infringement of key Motorola patents. Motorola has invested billions of dollars in R&D to create a deep and broad intellectual property portfolio and we will continue to do what is necessary to protect our proprietary technology.”

Mr. Dailey noted that Microsoft also has filed separate patent infringement litigation against Motorola. “It is unfortunate,” he said, “that Microsoft has chosen the litigation path rather than entering into comprehensive licensing negotiations, as Motorola has mutually beneficial licensing relationships with the great majority of technology companies industry-wide.”

Source: Motorola, Inc.


  1. The Patent mutually assured destruction guarantee has turned into all out nuclear war.

    Let this be a lesson to the guys with the codes in America, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, China, Great Britain, France, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Israel, North Korea and Montana.

    Montana’s nuclear capabilities scares the hell out of me.

  2. object oriented software architecture? Did they create this before NEXT & NextStep? If they did, why aren’t they suing Apple inc, Tim Banners Lee and any business that is creating software following WWW 3 rules & HTML guide lines?

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