December 19, 2014

Microsoft vs Motorola “The War Rages On”

Motorola vs Microsoft and Microsoft vs Motorola The war rages on with the two corporate giants.
Ok let me catch you up if you don’t know the two (Microsoft/Motorola) are in a lawsuit war “I sue you then you sue me” over various trademark/patent infringements and Android was in the middle of the last one. Our Android OS is left out of this one. Moto seems not to be backing down to one of the biggest players in the ballpark.The latest news:
Motorola Mobility has filed lawsuits in both Florida and Wisconsin against Microsoft, claiming infringement of at least sixteen patents by Microsoft.
According to Motorola patents involve software related to the  digital video coding, email technology including Exchange, Messenger just to name a few.
Xbox related patents involve digital video coding, WiFi technology, and graphical passwords all used without license from Motorola. Now who new Motorola was in the X-box? There is some money in that, huh.
This may go on for months and months, who knows.


  • Alatar

    You’re wrong, all this could have been solved, and not even occur, if the UP patent system wasn’t as retarded. Just look at the description of the patents they’re suing one another over.

    Before you say those anti-patent guys are just pinko commies (interesting thing, pinko commies who support free competition without the burden of patents), let me drop in this quote :

    “If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today’s ideas were invented, and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete standstill today.” —

    This quote does not come from Joseph Stalin but from Bill Gates, back when Microsoft was a young actor trying to emerge, and not a big corporation trying to lock the market in order to avoid competition.

  • jpinpr

    Microsoft giant…….yes
    Motorola giant…….I don’t think so.