Who is suing who in the mobile business?
Recent post from the Guardian's Technology Blog has a graphic representation of all current and completed lawsuits in the mobile business. Interesting stuff, so we guess suing is a big hit nowadays.
Microsoft, the world's largest software company, claims that Motorola infringes nine of its patents in mobile phones running Google's Android operating system; specifically, email, contacts and calendar synchronisation, scheduling meetings and notifying applications of changes in signal and battery strength. The increasingly-popular Android software is also at the heart of a legal battle between Oracle and Google, while Nokia is embroiled in a long-running legal battle against Apple, and Apple is separately suing manufacturer HTC. Manufacturers have become quick off the mark in launching legal action against rivals, owing to a dynamic smartphone market across continents.
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