“A trade panel judge ruled that Motorola Mobility infringed Microsoft’s patented technology in making its Android cellphones, Microsoft said on Tuesday,” Diane Bartz reports for Reuters.
“A U.S. International Trade Commission judge found that Motorola Mobility infringed one Microsoft patent which makes it possible for users to schedule meetings using mobile devices, the company said,” Bartz reports. “‘We are pleased with the ITC’s initial determination finding Motorola violated four claims of a Microsoft patent,’ said David Howard, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel, in a statement.”
“Microsoft said the infringing devices included Android phones like the Motorola Droid 2, the Droid X, Cliq XT, Devour, Backflip and others, including the associated software,” Bartz reports. “The decision will be reviewed by the full commission. That ruling will come in the spring. The commission will also consider Microsoft’s request that the phones be barred from importation into the United States.”
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