Few days back in Germany, MicrosoftÂ won aÂ patent injunction case against Google subsidiary Motorola over Android OS. Judge Dr. Guntz explained thatÂ Android OSÂ infringes Microsoft’s invention EP1040406 on a “soft input panel system and method”. This patent basically covers the method in which apps use various inputs systems such as soft keyboard, voice input, etc, built into theÂ OS. This is the third patent victory for Microsoft against Motorola in Germany alone.
In July, MicrosoftÂ won aÂ German patent injunction against Google subsidiary Motorola. The court ruled that Android OS infringe File Allocation Table (FAT) patent: EP0618540 on a â€œcommon name space for long and short filenamesâ€. In May, German court ruled that Android OS infringe Microsoft patent no. EP1304891 on â€œcommunicating multi-part messages between cellular devices using a standardized interfaceâ€.
Its time for Motorola/Google to give up and license Microsoft’s patents.
Source: FOSS Patents