It’s usually Android manufacturers that get hit by the big guys in patent lawsuits. Our friends have been getting ready, though, and it seems the war is slowly starting to turn around. This time Motorola is going after Apple in a German court, claiming that Apple has infringed upon its patents. Good ... Read More »
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If you thought Motorola’s 17,000 patents were enough to satisfy Google, think again. The Mountain View company just acquired a whopping 1,023 patents from IBM. And unlike July’s patent purchase, this batch seems to be almost exclusively about Android.
In today’s episode of the patent wars, it seems Microsoft has finally proven they’re ready to get serious. Standing before the US International Trade Commission today, Microsoft has requested a ban on all imports of Motorola smartphones. The company claims Motorola devices infringe upon seven different patents Microsoft controls.
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Up to this point, all of Android’s patent related woes have come from what Google calls a “hostile, organized campaign” against the company. Major manufacturers and software developers have been ganging up left and right. Public statements are being used against previous partners. And things are about to get a lot worse.
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Amidst the flurry of drama between Google and Microsoft over patents (Google shot first, but Microsoft has better aim), some interesting numbers have started circulating that puts Microsoft’s Q2 revenue from Android way ahead of that from Windows Phone.
We’ve been following Android’s patent war very closely here at Android and Me, bringing you bad news after bad news about the whole issue. However, today is a “good news” kind of day. And I’m happy to tell you things just might start to turn around for our little green friend.
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As we all know, Google is neck-deep in bogus lawsuits with patent troll companies. One of those patent trolls is Oracle. The company has decided to go after Android with claims that the OS infringes on Oracle’s Java code.
Well, the funny thing is, Oracle did not own Java when Android was released in ... Read More »
Here we go again. According to Bloomberg, Google and Apple are among the companies looking to acquire InterDigital’s patent war chest. As you all know, Google recently lost Nortel’s patent bid at the last minute. Apple decided to join forces with Microsoft, RIM and others to outbid Google. Yes, these days Apple is ... Read More »
Speaking at Google’s Mobile Revolution conference in Tokyo, Japan, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, talked about the growing number of patent lawsuits levied at Android. The ex-Google CEO had a lot to say about the way competitors have decided to go after Android using lawsuits and bogus patent infringement claims.
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Blame it on Android’s massive popularity or Google’s lack of mobile patents, but Android is being attacked on all fronts. On one side, you have patent trolls like Oracle wanting to feed off Android’s success. Then you have companies like Microsoft, who would rather resort to lawsuits and lawyers to win, instead of building a ... Read More »