Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 21:51 UTC, submitted by Beta
Legal "Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, began arguing its U.S. trade case that Android-based smartphones made by Motorola Mobility Holdings use technology derived from Microsoft inventions. In a trial that began today before the International Trade Commission in Washington, Microsoft accused Motorola Mobility of infringing seven of its patents and requested a halt to imports of certain Motorola phones. The ITC has the power to stop imports of products that violate U.S. patent rights." Hey at least these patent trolls ensure we got stuff to write about.
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Protection money
by CapEnt on Wed 24th Aug 2011 00:57 UTC
CapEnt
Member since:
2005-12-18

Looks like Motorola don't want to give "protection money" to MS anymore...

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RE: Protection money
by Lennie on Wed 24th Aug 2011 18:02 in reply to "Protection money"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Actually, I think Motorola was one of the few that didn't. I guess Microsoft didn't want to start a patent war with Motorola.

So, I guess, now that Motorola Mobility has been removed from the rest of Motorola and sold to Google they think they can attack Motorola Mobility.

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