Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Oct 2010 21:08 UTC
General Development Anyone who did not see this one coming after Microsoft's patent deal with HTC and Apple's meticulousness in avoiding Windows Mobile in its suit against HTC hasn't been paying attention. Microsoft has filed a patent complaint with the US International Trade Commission, as well as a patent lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington against Motorola over its Android-based devices.
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Fettarme H-Milch
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2010-02-16

Ever since MS settled with Apple after Apple's broad patent lawsuit in the 1990s, MS and Apple have a cross-licensing deal.

It's no secret plot that Apple leaves Windows Phone out of the picture and doesn't sue MS. Apple has no legal base to sue MS (just as MS has no legal base to sue Apple) as long as the contract between both companies is still valid and so far we have no indication that either company plans to cancel the contract.

And it's also not as if Apple and MS launched their suits at the same time. Apple sued in March, now we have October.
If there is a coincidence in time, it's between MS and Oracle.

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