Motorola loses appeal to invalidate Microsoft patent

Tuesday 17 December 2013 | 09:24 CET | News
Motorola Mobility lost an appeals court bid to invalidate a patent Microsoft used to win a ban on US imports of some mobile phones. Motorola failed to prove the technology covered by Microsoft's patent was previously used in Apple's failed Newton personal digital assistant of the 1990s, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington said in an opinion reported by Bloomberg. Motorola Mobility conceded it infringed the patent and pinned its arguments on claims the invention wasn't new. The patent, which covers a way mobile devices synchronize calendars with computers, is part of

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Google / Microsoft / Motorola Mobility
Countries: United States
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