Microsoft sues U.S. Customs for letting disputed Motorola phones into the country

Microsoft has sued the United States Customs and Border Patrol for failing to enforce an import restriction on Motorola Mobility phones that the International Trade Commission ruled were infringing on one of Microsoft’s patents. The patent in question is number 6370566, entitled “Generating meeting requests and group scheduling from a mobile device.” Microsoft claims that… Read More


Apple exec: Microsoft patent deal forbids design cloning

The ongoing patent trial between Apple and Samsung turned out an interesting bit of Microsoft-related news today, as Apple patent executive Boris Teksler cited Microsoft as an exception to Apple’s normal practice of declining to license its design patents to other companies. Teksler said a patent cross-licensing deal between Microsoft and Apple includes some of the same… Read More